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April 13, 1910. 



ORGANIZATION. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 






OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 13, 1910. 



8:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, and 
Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shufelt, 
Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Shea- 
han, Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, 
Snow, Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Fick, Scul- 
ly, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, Zim- 
mer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Lawley, 
Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koral- 
eski, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, Healy, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, 
Krumholz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, 
Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, 
Twigg, Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, 
Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, 
Reading, Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, 
and Forsberg. 
Absent — None. 

QUORUM. 

At 8:30 P. M., a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
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ORGANIZATION OF COUNCIL. 

ELECTION OF SERGEANT- AT- ARMS. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Resolved, That William H. Brown be 
and he is hereby elected Sergeant-at- 
Arms by the City Council for the year 
1910-1911. 

Aid. Snow moved that the said reso- 
lution be adopted and that the Clerk be 
instructed to cast one ballot for Wm. 
H. Brown as the unanimous choice of the 
Council for Sergeant-at-Arms for the 
year 1910-1911. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk thereupon cast a ballot as 
directed, and Wm. H. Brown was de- 
clared duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms for 
the year 1910-1911. 

ELECTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By unanimous consent, AM. 'Snow pre- 









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April 13, 1910. 



sented a list of proposed standing com- 
mittees and proposed members thereof 
for the year 1910-1911, which was read 
by the Clerk. 

Aid. Snow moved that the said list be 
adopted as the list of standing commit- 
tees for the year 1910-1911, that each 
committee be composed of the members 
therein specified, and that the. first- 
named Alderman under each committee 
act as the chairman of uie said commit- 
tee. 

The motion prevailed b as and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Harding, ShufeK --man, 

Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Shea. n<g, 

Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, I 
Egan, Pick, Scully, Vavricek, Dan 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Bucklt^ . 
Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Healy, Stewart, 
•Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, P>ritten, Krumholz, Haderlein, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, 
Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Clark, Forsberg — 58. 

Nays — Kenna, Coughlin, Martin, C'ul- 
lerton, Kunz, Brennan, Powers, Bowler, 
McDermott, Mclnernev, Mahoney, Dona- 
hoe— 12. 

The following are the said committees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL FOR THE 

YEAR 1910-1911. 

FINANCE. 

Snow, Harding, Foreman, Richert, 
Scully, Zimmer, Lawley, Beilfuss, Dever, 
Sitts, Foell, Clettenberg, Reinberg,. 
Kearns, Reading. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

Foreman, Richert, Derpa, Egan, Zim- 
mer, Fulton, Dever, Stewart, Foell, Dunn, 
Reinberg, Wilson, Mueller. 

JUDICIARY. 

Dever, Danisch, Fulton, Utpatel, Ko- 
* raleski, Taylor, Thomson, Twigg, Ma- 
honey, Rea, Block, Donahoe, Forsberg. 

LICENSE. 

Ryan, Dailey, Long, Merriam, Derpa, 
Cermak, Lucas, Bowler, Bauler, Britten, 
Krumholz, Mueller, Fisher. 

SCHOOLS. 

Cermak, Shufelt, Martin, Parker, Vav- 
ricek, Oujlerton, Healy, Murray, Dunn, 
Capp, :Tw jgg, Mclnerney, Block. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

Pringle, Dailey, Long, Merriam, Der- 
pa, Scully, Cermak, Beilfuss, Dever, 
Sitts, Stewart, Hey, Reinberg. 

LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

Zimmer, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Emerson, Cullerton, Fulton, Lucas, Sitts, 
Bauler, Britten, Lipps, Wilson, Fisher, 
Clark. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS — NORTH DIVISION. 

Krumholz, Taylor, Bauler, Hey, Dunn. 
Lipps. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS SOUTH DIVISION. 

Reading, Kenna, Shufelt, Pringle, Dai- 
ley, Martin, Parker, Merriam, Emerson, 
'ueller, Mclnerney, Kearns, Rea. 

"ETiS AND ALLEYS — WEST DIVISION. 

Vavricek, Danisch, Cermak, Ful- 
ton, Li Utpatel, Kunz, Sitts, Bren- 
nan, Pc Stewart, Capp, Littler, 
Ryan, Clarl 



Long, Richert, Mo 
ers, Taylor, Britten, > 
son, Lipps, McDermott, . 



Lucas, i'ow- 
% olz, Tliom- 
■ Clark. 



STATE LEGISLATION 

Koraleski, Coughlin, Harding, " n - 

Derpa. Lawley, Utpatel, Brennan 
ler, Stewart, Bauler, Wilson, Donah 

HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

Foell, Kenna, Foreman, Long. Mer- 
riam, Emerson, Fick, Sitts, Brennan, Hey, 
Dunn, Littler, Ryan. 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND GENERAL 
TAXATION. 

Emerson, Coughlin, Sheahan, Egan, 
Vavricek, Healy, Bowler, Murray, Thom- 
son, Capp, Twigg, Mueller, Bergen. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Dunn, Foreman, Sheahan, Parker, Fick, 
Buckley, Brennan, Powers, Taylor, Hey, 
Mahoney, Block, Donahoe. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Rea, Coughlin, Shufelt, Martin, Kunz, 
Healy, Murray, Haderlein, Wilson, Lit- 
tler, McDermott, Mahoney, Kearns. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT AND BRIDEWELL. 

Mclnerney, Harding, Pringle, Dailey, 
Parker, Fick, Buckley, Koraleski, Mur- 
ray, Clettenberg, Mahoney, Block, Ryan. 






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WATER DEPARTMENT. 



Forsberg, Derpa, Danisch, Fulton, 
Murray, Britten, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Twigg, Mclnerney, Fisher, Block, Ryan. 



CIVIL SERVICE. 



Britten, Kenna, Merriam, Egan, Cul- 
lerton, Lucas, Kunz, Bauler, Littler, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Beading, Clark. 

ELECTIONS. 

Richert, Foreman, Snow, Scully, Cermak, 
Lawley, Dever, Stewart, Clettenberg, 
Haderlein, Lipps, Reinberg, Littler, Ber- 
gen, Rea, Reading, Clark. 

RULES. 

Cullerton, Coughlin, Shufelt, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Healy, Bowler, Haderlein, 
Thomson, Wilson, Mueller, Bergen, Dona- 
hoe. 

STREET NOMENCLATURE. 

Hey, Coughlin, Pringle, Buckley, Ut- 
patel, Koraleski, Healy, Powers, Krum- 
holz, Capp, Bergen, Donahoe, Forsberg, 

CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Taylor, Kenna, Harding, Dailey, Egan, 
Scully, Buckley, Utpatel, Clettenberg, 
Haderlein, Bergen, Rea, Forsberg. 



Sheahan, Kenna, Shufelt, Parker, Em- 
erson, Fick, Vavricek, Danisch, Kunz, 
Haderlein, McDermott, Mclnerney, 
Kearns. 

SELECT COMMITTEE ON TRACK ELEVATION. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Be it Resolved, By the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, that a committee of 
nine members of the City Council be ap- 
pointed by the Chair to act with His 
Honor, the Mayor, in all matters pertain- 
ing to track elevation within the corpor- 
ate limits of the city; such committee 
shall be known as "Committee on Track 
Elevation" and said committee shall 
make report to this Council from time to 
time as occasion may require. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

SELECT COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Resolved, That the select Committee on 
Compensation be continued and that the 



Mayor be and he is hereby authorized to 
appoint the members thereof in accor- 
dance with the provisions of a resolution 
passed by the City Council February 
24th, 1904. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Be it Resolved by the City Council, 
That the Chair appoint a committee of 
twenty-three members, consisting of elev- 
en Aldermen and twelve citizens of Chi- 
cago to act in conjunction with His 
Honor, the Mayor in all matters pertain- 
ing to small parks, playgrounds and bath- 
ing beaches, such committee to be known 
as the "Special Park Commission"; and 
said committee shall report to this Coun- 
cil from time to time as occasion may 
require. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

SELECT COMMITTEE ON BATHING BEACHES 
AND RECREATION PIERS. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dunn pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Resolved, That the Special Committee 
on Bathing Beaches and Recreation Piers 
be continued and that His Honor the 
Mayor, appoint the members thereof. 

Aid. Dunn moved to adopt the said res- 
olution. 
. The motion prevailed. 

COMMISSION ON CITY EXPENDITURES. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 

Resolved, That the Commission on City 
Expenditures be continued and that the 
Mayor be and he is hereoy authorized to 
fill the vacancy thereon caused by the 
retirement of Alderman Nicholas R. 
Finn, and any other vacancies which may 
occur, in accordance with the provisions 
of a resolution passed by the City Council 
June 28th, 1909, and amended August 
19th, 1909. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADOPTION OF RULES. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Snow pre- 
sented a resolution as follows: 



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Resolved, That the rules of the last 
Council, amended by the insertion of in 
Rule 42, following the words "and three 
from the North Side wards", the follow- 
ing language: "the Committee on Elec- 
tions, which shall consist of seventeen 
members", be and the same are hereby 
adopted as the rules of this Council. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the rules of the City 
Council for the year 1910-11, as provided 
by the said resolution : 

RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR 
THE YEAR 1910-1911. 

Meetings of the City Council. 

Rule 1. Regular meetings of the City 
Council shall be held every Monday 
evening at 7 : 30 o'clock, unless otherwise 
ordered at a regular meeting. Special 
meetings may be held at any time, on 
call of the Mayor, or any three or more 
Aldermen; such call shall be in writing, 
duly signed, and shall be presented to 
the Clerk, who shall proceed immediately 
to prepare notices of the same, and shall 
cause them to.be served on the members 
of the Council, in the usual manner; 
such notices shall describe, in brief, the 
nature or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for 
the same shall be read and afterward 
filed by the Clerk; and no business, other 
than that proposed by the call, shall be 
in order at such meeting. 

Order of Business. 

Rule 2. At the hour appointed for 
the meeting, the Clerk (or some one ap- 
pointed to fill his place) shall proceed 
to call the roll of members, mark the ab- 
sentees, and announce whether a quorum 
(i. e., a majority of all the members 
elected) be present. Upon the appear- 
ance of a quorum, the Council shall be 
called to order, the presiding officer tak- 
ing the chair, if present, and the Council 
appointing a temporary Chairman, if he 
should be absent. If a quorum do not 
appear, the Council shall not thereby 
stand adjourned unless by a vote of the 
members present. When a quorum is 
present the Council shall proceed to the 
business before it, which shall be con- 
ducted in the following order: 

1. The reading of the minutes of the 
proceedings of the last meeting or meet- 
ings, amendment and approval of the 



same, unless dispensed with by the Coun- 
cil. 

2. Reports of city officers. 
3*. Presentation of petitions, communi- 
cations, resolutions and ordinances. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding 
meetings. 

5. Reports of standing committees. 

6. lieports of select committees. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the 

priority of business shall be decided by 

the Chair, without debate, subject to 
appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of President. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer shall pre- 
serve order and decorum, and may speak 
to points of order in preference to other 
members, rising from his seat for that 
purpose, and shall decide all questions of 
order, subject to an appeal to the City 
Council, on which appeal no member 
shall speak more than once without the 
unanimous consent of the Council. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer 
is putting the question, no member shall 
walk across or out of the Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to 
bis speaking, making a motion or sec- 
onding the same, shall rise from his seat 
and address himself to the presiding offi- 
cer, and say, "Mr. President," but shall 
not proceed with his remarks until recog- 
nized and named by the Chair. 

Rule 7. When two or more members 
rise at once, the presiding officer shall 
name the member who is first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the 
Council, only city officers, ex-aldermen 
and persons connected with the press 
shall be admitted within the bar of the 
City Council Chamber, unless upon in- 
vitation of the Chairman. Lobbying 
shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9. In case of any disturbance 
or disorderly conduct, the presiding offi- 
cer shall have the power to require the 
Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Rule 10. Smoking shall be strictly 
prohibited in the Council Chamber dur- 
ing the session of the Council. 

Duties and Privileges of Members. 

ElULE 11. When a member wishes to 
present a communication, petition, order, 
resolution or other original matter, he 
shall rise in his place and briefly state 
its nature before presenting th* same; 



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and the Chairman shall call each ward 
for the third order of business, begin- 
ning one meeting at the First Ward, and 
the next meeting at the Thirty-fifth 
Ward, and so on alternately during the 
term of the Council. 

Rule 12. No member, without leave 
of the Council, shall speak more than 
once upon the same subject, until every 
member desirous of speaking shall have 
spoken; and no member shall speak 
longer than five minutes at any one time ; 
except by consent of the Council. 

Rule 13. A member called to order 
by the Chair shall immediately sit down, 
unless permitted to explain. If there 
be no appeal, the decision of the Chair 
shall be conclusive; but if the member 
appeal from the decision of the Chair, 
the Council shall decide on the case. 

Rule 14. While a member is speak- 
ing, no member shall hold any private 
discourse, nor pass between the speaker 
and the Chair. 

Rule 15. Every member who shall 
be present when a question is stated from 
the Chair shall vote thereon, unless ex- 
cused by the Council, or unless he is 
directly interested in the question, in 
which case he shall not vote. 

Rule. 16. No member shall be allowed 
to leave the Council while in session, 
unless excused by the presiding officer; 
and for attempting to do so, or for per- 
sistent violation of any other rule or 
order, may be restrained, or otherwise 
dealt with as the President of the Council 
may direct. 

Motions and Resolutions. 

Rule 17. Any matter before the Coun- 
cil may be set down as a special order of 
business at a time certain, if two-thirds 
of the Aldermen present vote in the affir- 
mative, but not otherwise. 

Rule 18. No motion shall be put or 
debated unless it be seconded. When a 
motion is seconded, it shall be stated by 
the presiding officer before debate, and 
every such motion shall be reduced to 
writing, if required by a member, and 
the proposer of the motion shall be en- 
titled to the floor. 

Rule 19. After a motion or resolu- 
tion is stated by the presiding officer, 
it shall be deemed to be in possession of 
the Council, but may be withdrawn at 
any time before decision or amendment, 
by consent of the Council. 

Rule 20. If the question under con- 



sideration contains several distinct prop- 
ositions, any member may have the same 
divided when the sense admits of it. 

Rule 21. In all cases where a resolu- 
tion or motion is entered on the minutes 
of the Council, the name of the member 
moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering Vote. 

Rule 22. If any member require it, 
the yeas and nays upon any question 
shall be taken and entered on the min- 
utes; but the yeas and nays shall not 
be taken unless called for previous to any 
vote on the question. 

Rule 23. The result of all votes by 
yeas and nays shall not be announced 
by the Clerk, but shall be handed by him 
to the Chairman for announcement, and 
no vote shall be changed after the tally 
list has passed from the hands of the 
Clerk. 

Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 24. When a blank is to be filled, 
and different sums or times proposed, 
the question shall be taken first on the 
lesser sum or the longest time. 

Rule 25. When the question is under 
debate, the only motion in order shall be : 
1, to adjourn to a day certain; 2, to 
adjourn; 3, to lay on the table; 4, the 
previous question; 5, to refer; 6, to 
amend; 7, to substitute; 8, to postpone 
indefinitely or to a day certain. Nos. 2, 
3 and 4 to be decided without debate. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 26. A motion to adjourn the 
Council shall always be in order, ex- 
cept: 1, when a member is in possession 
of the floor; 2, while the yeas and nays 
are being called; 3. when the members 
are voting; 4, when adjournment was 
the last preceding motion; and 5, when 
it has been decided that the previous 
question shall be taken. 

Rule 27. A motion simply to adjourn 
cannot be amended, but a motion to ad- 
journ to a time named may be and is 
open to debate. 

Rule 28. The Council, between the 
second Monday in July and the second 
Monday in September, may adjourn over 
one or more regular meetings, on a vote 
of a majority of all the Aldermen au- 
tborized by law to be elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 29. When the previous question 
is moved and seconded it shall be put in 



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this form: "Shall the main question 
now be put"; if this is carried, all fur- 
ther amendments and all further mo- 
tions and debates shall be excluded, and 
the question put without delay, upon the 
pending amendments in proper order, and 
then upon the main question. 

To Lay on the Table. 

Rule 30. A motion to simply lay a 
question on the table is not debatable; 
but a motion to lay on the table and 
publish, or any other condition, is sub- 
ject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take a subject matter 
from the table may be proposed at the 
same meeting, provided two-thirds of 
the Aldermen present vote therefor. 

Rule 3i. A motion to lay any par- 
ticular proposition on the table shall 
apply to that proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

Rule 32. When a motion is postponed 
indefinitely, it shall not be again taken 
up at the same meeting. 

To Refer. 

Rule 33. A motion to refer to a stand- 
ing committee shall take precedence of 
a similar motion for a special committee. 

To Amend. 

Rule 34. A motion to amend an 
amendment shall be in order, but one 
to amend an amendment to an amend- 
ment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 35. An amendment modifying 
the intention of a motion shall be in 
order; but an amendment relating to a 
different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 36. On an amendment to "strike 
out and insert," the paragraph to be 
amended shall first be read as it stands, 
then the words proposed to be stricken 
out, and those to be inserted, and finally, 
the paragraph as it will stand if so 
amended shall be read. 

To Substitute. 

Rule 37. A substitute for any original 
proposition in debate may be entertained 
when further amendment is not admis- 
sible; and if accepted by the mover of 
SUCh original proposition, or by the Coun- 
cil by vote, it shall entirely supersede 
such original proposition, and cut off all 
amendments appertaining thereto. 

Reconsideration . 
Rule 38. A vote or question may be 



reconsidered at any time during the same 
meeting, or at the first regular meeting 
held thereafter. A motion for reconsid- 
eration being once made, and decided in- 
the negative, shall not be renewed, nor 
shall a vote to reconsider be reconsiaered. 

Rule 39. A motion to reconsider must 
be made and seconded by members who 
voted in the majority, unless otherwise 
provided in the charter; provided, how- 
ever, that where a motion is lost by rea- 
son of not receiving a two-thirds vote re- 
quired for its passage, a motion to re- 
consider may be made and seconded by 
those voting in the minority. 

Precedence of Business. 

Rule 40. The City Council shall at aii 
regular meetings resume business at the 
same order on which it was engaged im- 
mediately preceding the last adjournment 
with the exceptions of orders Nos. 1, 2 r 
3 and 4 of Rule 2, which shall be called 
and aisposed of before resuming business 
as herein provided. 

Standing Committees. 

Rule 41. The following shall be the 
standing committees of the City Council : 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Local Transportation. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On License. 

5. On Schools. 

6. On Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, South Di- 

vision. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Di- 

vision. 

9. On Streets and Alleys, North Di- 

vision. 

10. On Building Department. 

11. On State Legislation. 

12. On Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

13. On Special Assessments and General 

Taxation. 

14. On Health Department. 

15. On Fire Department. 

10. On Police Department and Bride- 
well. 

17. On Water Department. 

18. On Civil Service, 
li). On Elections. 

20. On Rules. 

21. On Street Nomenclature. 



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22. On City Hall and Public Buildings. 

23. On Printing. 

24. On Local Industries. 

Rule 42. The standing committees of 
the City Council shall consist of thirteen 
members each, except the Committee on 
Finance which shall consist of fifteen 
members, the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, which shall consist of fifteen mem- 
bers, seven to be selected from the West 
Side Wards, five from the South Side 
Wards and three from the North Side 
Wards, the Committee on Elections, 
which shall consist of seventeen mem- 
bers, and the several committees on 
Streets and Alleys, which shall be com- 
posed each of as many Aldermen as there 
are wards in the division represented. 

Select Committees. 

Rule 43. On the acceptance of a final 
report from a select committee, the said 
. committee shall be discharged without a 
vote unless otherwise ordered. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 44. All matters relating exclu- 
sively to the streets and alleys in any 
division of the city shall be referred to 
the committee of that division ; provided, 
that all applications for switch tracks 
and for street or alley vacations for in- 
dustrial purposes shall be referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries. 

Rule 45. Unless in oases of emer- 
gency, committee meetings shall be 
called at least twenty- four hours prior 
to the time of meetings, and each member 
shall attend promptly at the hour stated 
in the notice, or if unable to do so, shall 
notify in writing the chairman of the 
committee to that effect; and three con- 
secutive violations of this Rule shall sub- 
ject the offender to removal from the 
committee by the President of the Coun- 
cil. 

Rule 46. All ordinances, petitions, 
resolutions, orders and communications 
to the Council shall, unless by unani- 
mous consent, be referred to apropriate 
committees, to be decided by the <3hair, 
and only acted upon by the Council at a 
subsequent meeting, on the report of the 
committee having the same in charge. 

Rule 47. When two or' more commit- 
tees are called, the Council shall decide 
to which committee the subject matter 
shall go. 

Reports of Committees. 

Rule 48. Standing and select com- 



mittees, to whom references are made, 
shall in all cases report in writing at 
least once in each month (unless further 
time is granted by a vote of the Council ) 
the state of facts with their opinion 
thereon. Minority reports may be re- 
ceived at the same time with majority 
reports. 

Rule 49. All reports of committees 
shall be addressed "To the Mayor and 
Aldermen of the City 6f Chicago in City 
Council Assembled." They shall briefly 
describe the matter referred, and the con- 
clusion to which the committee has ar- 
rived; which conclusion shall be summed 
up in the form of an ordinance, order, 
resolution, reommendation, or some 
other distinct proposition; and such re- 
ports may be presented to the Council 
by the chairmen of the committees dur- 
ing the call of the wards, when the ward 
they represent is reached. 

General Provisions. 

Rule 50. All ordinances for the vaca- 
tion of streets, alleys or other! public 
property in the City of Chicago shall 
contain, in addition to the legal descrip- 
tion of the property sought to be va- 
cated by such ordinances, the popular 
description of the property, giving in the 
case of a lot the street number, in the 
case of an alley the names of the streets 
surrounding the block or blocks in which 
such alley is located and in the case of a 
street the names of the two nearest in- 
tersecting cross streets. 

All vacation ordinances shall upon 
presentation be published in the Proceed- 
ings of the Council and referred to the 
appropriate committee; provided, that no 
committee to which a vacation ordinance 
has been referred shall act upon such 
ordinance until at least one week shall 
have expired after the date of the publi- 
cation of the ordinance herein provided 
for. 

Before any vacation ordinance is finally 
acted upon by the Council the legal de- 
scription of the property ' sought to be 
vacated shall be verified by the City's 
Map Department. 

All ordinances amending any section 
of the Code of Chicago or any general or 
special ordinance of the city shall be so 
printed in the Council Proceedings that 
the change made in the original ordi- 
nance shall be shown in italics in the 
event that sentences, phrases or provi- 
sions are added to the original ordinance; 
and if sentences, phrases or provisions- 



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April 13, 1910. 



are omitted from the original ordinance 
such omission shall, where possible, be 
indicated by stars. 

Rule 51. The rules of parliamentary 
practice comprised in "Robert's Rules of 
Order," shall govern the Council in all 
cases to which they are applicable, and 
in which they are not inconsistent with 
the standing rules of this Council. 

Suspension, 'Etc., of Rules. 

Rule 52. These rules may be tempo- 
rarily suspended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the Aldermen present, but shall not 
be repealed, altered or amended, unless 
by concurrence of two-thirds of all the 
Aldermen entitled by law to be elected. 

Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Rule 53. There shall be elected by 
ballot, by the members of the Council, 
a Sergeant-at-Arms of this Council, who 
shall preserve order, obey the directions 
of the City Council, and perform all du- 
ties usually appertaining to the office of 
Sergeant-at-Arms of deliberative assem- 
blies. Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall have 
power to appoint such number of assist- 
ants as he may deem necessary, for any 
length of time, not exceeding twenty-four 
hours at any one time; provided, that 
such Sergeant-at-Arms shall be remov- 
able at the will of the Council by resolu- 
tion duly adopted. 

Censure. * 

Rule 54. Any member acting or ap- 
pearing in a lewd or disgraceful manner, 
or who uses opprobrious, obscene or in- 
sulting language to or about any member 
of the City Council, or who does not 
obey the order of the Chair shall be, 
on motion, censured by a majority vote 
of the members present, or expelled by 
a two-thirds vote of all members elected. 
In case of censure, the Sergeant-at-Arms, 
his assistants, or any person acting under 
direction of the chair, shall cause the 
member censured to vacate his seat and 
come before the bar of the Council, and 
receive censure from the Chair. 

Rule 55. Floral displays or decora- 
tions shall not be permitted in the Coun- 
cil Chamber during the session of the 
Council. 



APPOINTMENT OF SELECT 
COMMITTEES. 
The Clerk presented the following 



communication submitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor: 

Mayor's Office, { 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. ] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby appoint 
select committees of the City Council 
for 1910 and 1911, as follows: 

Committee on Track Elevation — 
Lipps, Twigg, Forsberg, Martin, Kearns, 
Buckley, Fisher, Bowler and Reading. 

Committee on Compensation — Rein- 
berg, Zimmer, Richert, Beilfuss, Snow 
and Clettenberg. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, { 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. \ 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby appoint 
the following named to be members of 
the Special Park Commission: 

Aldermen Beilfuss, Vavricek, McDer- 
mott, Harding, Danisch, Cullerton, Shea- 
han, Taylor, Clark, Long, Capp; and 
Francis T. Simmons, Jens Jensen, Wil- 
liam Best, Edward A. Halsey, James H. 
Burdette, Edmund Szajkowski, Clarence 
Buckingham, John M. Monroe, Alfred R. 
Urion, Frederick Greeley, Lorenzo J. 
Lamson, George L. Pfeiffer, Abraham M. 
Liebling and Thomas J. Dixon. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Fred A. Busse, 
Mayor 



Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Mayor thereupon announced the 
appointment of the following aldermen 
as members of the select Committee on 
Bathing Beaches and Recreation Piers for 
the year 1910-11: Aid. Dunn, Foreman, 
Long, Dever and Egan. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 



April 13, 1910. 



;OMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by His Honor 
the Mayor: 

Mayor's Office. { 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body the report of the 
Commission on Calumet Sewerage of the 
City of Chicago and the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago. 

Inasmuch as this report carries recom- 
mendations involving the expenditure of 
money, I respectfully recommend that it 
be referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report 
transmitted with the foregoing com- 
munication be published and referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The said report reads as follows: 
sewage disposal of the calumet 
district. 

Report of the Commission on Calumet 
Sewerage of the City of Chicago and 
the Sanitary District of Chicago. 

Chicago, February 8, 1909. 
Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago: 
Hon. Robert R. McCormick, President, 
The Sanitary District of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — Your Commission ap- 
pointed to consider the problem of sew- 
erage for the Calumet District, begs 
leave to submit a preliminary report 
as follows: 

We have considered this matter, not 
only as to the works which may ulti- 
mately be required in the Calumet Dis- 
trict, but also as to the necessity for 
immediate action in order to protect the 
water supply. 

The natural drainage of this district 
is into the Little Calumet and the 
Calumet rivers, discharging into Lake 
Michigan at the Calumet Harbor en- 
trance. The distance from the mouth of 
the river to the 68th street crib, meas- 
ured around the eastern end of the gov- 
. ernment breakwater, is about 4% miles. 
The drainage area of the Calumet 



River, which is formed by the junction 
of the^ Little Calumet and Grand Calu- 
met rivers at or near the city limits 
and Torrence avenue, is 806 square miles, 
of which 455 square miles are in Indiana 
and 351 in Illinois. The Grand Calumet 
has a small drainage area, and prac- 
tically may be ignored as a flood factor. 
The flow of water is derived almost 
wholly from the Little Calumet, and 
gaugings show that the mean daily rate 
of flow is about 970 cubic feet per sec- 
ond; the lowest rate for a monthly 
period being less than 400 cubic feet 
per second, and the high 3,323 cubic feet 
per second, with a maximum flood dis- 
charge for a short period at the rate 
of 13,000 cubic feet per second. 

The Sanitary District of Chicago con- 
tains substantially 350 square miles and 
the portion of the District tributary to 
the Calumet River lies south of 87th 
street and comprises 100 square miles, 
40 square miles of this latter area lying 
within the city limits. 

Fifty-six per cent of the water shed 
of the Calumet River lies in the state 
of Indiana, and the people in this water 
shed and adjacent to Lake Michigan are 
now considering the construction of 
works to take care of the sewage and 
storm water of this area. It is pro- 
posed to construct a cut from the Little 
Calumet to Lake Michigan in Porter 
County, Indiana, which will divert a 
large part of the storm water directly 
into the lake. Even with this relief, 
however, the flood waters which we will 
have to deal with will probably exceed 
6,000 cubic feet per second. 

Having stated the natural conditions 
which obtain in this district, we proceed 
with our report, and confine our atten- 
tion to that part of the Calumet District 
lying within the city limits, an area of 
40 square miles. 

From inspections made by this Com- 
mission both the Little Calumet and 
Grand Calumet rivers in this state and 
in Indiana, with the present population, 
are in an extremely polluted condition 
and with the rapid increase of popula- 
tion which will ensue from the indus- 
trial development of the district lying 
fifteen to twenty miles east of the state 
line of Hlinois, this pollution will in- 
crease and is wholly without the juris- 
diction of the City, the Sanitary District 
or of the State of Illinois. 

We are of opinion that whatever may 
be done in the matter of sewage puri- 
fication in the towns of northern Indi- 



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ana it will be practically impossible to 
make the tributaries of the Calumet 
River unpolluted streams, and that it 
will be necessary under any conditions 
to divert the daily flow of this river to 
the Drainage Canal. 

We assume, therefore, that a canal 
will be built of sufficient capacity, con- 
necting the Little Calumet River to the 
Drainage Canal at or near the Sag. Be- 
cause of the floods in the river, control- 
ling works would be built at the point 
of junction of the canal and river to 
prevent the passage of excessive flood 
water into the Drainage Canal. 

Owing to flood conditions it is unwise 
to discharge raw sewage into the river. 
Not only would the water be heavily 
polluted at all times and subject to flow 
into the lake, but a considerable deposit 
of organic matter would occur and the 
accumulated deposit would be thorough- 
ly scoured out into the lake by flood. 
Whether equally dangerous with the dis- 
solved or suspended sewage or not, the 
decomposing matter composing this de- 
posit would be highly offensive, and the 
discharge would be continuous over a 
considerable period of time. 

To prevent this discharge of sewage 
into the river it is practicable to build 
intercepting sewers on each side of the 
river, beginning near the mouth of the 
river, with a constant fall to a pumping 
station located at a convenient point, 
which probably would be at or near Indi- 
ana avenue and 130th street, whence the 
sewage would be pumped and delivered 
into the canal west of the controlling 
works. The controlling works may be 
located near the iunction of the river and 
Stony Creek at Centre avenue and 131st 
street, at which point it is probable the 
Sag canal would commence. 

The intercepting sewers would ordi- 
narily collect the sewage only, but in 
time of rain would take the first run 
of storm water; the latter as it in- 
creased in quantity and velocity would 
pass over the intercepting sewers and 
discharge into the river. The quantity 
of storm water from the 40 square miles 
lying within the city limits would 
amount to about 2,000 cubic feet per sec- 
ond. The storm water from the paved 
and roofed area of the city delivered 
through sewers would arrive in the river 
more quickly than would the run-off 
from the outlying portion of the district 
and would in ordinary storms have 
passed down the canal in time so that 
the latter would receive and carry away 



the succeeding run-off, of which the rate 
of discharge would be less. 

On the river at the present time 
there are two principal centers of pollu- 
tion, the first near the mouth where the 
sewers from the Strand and from 92nd 
street empty at the north bank and 
where the 95th street system of sewers 
now nearing completion will discharge 
the sewage from a large district at 95th 
street on the same side of the river. 
The total area draining to this center 
will aggregate 6,000 acres. 

The second center of pollution is about 
12 miles from the mouth of the river 
where the Indiana avenue, Wentworth 
avenue and Halsted street sewers dis- 
charge, also at the north bank, the sew- 
age of 6,000 or 7,000 acres. 

As the sewers at both centers dis- 
charge into the river at the north bank, 
the first intercepting sewer to be built 
would be that running through the dis- 
trict lying between the river and 87th 
street. The general course of the sewer 
would be, starting with its highest point 
at the intersection of the Strand and 
Harbor avenue, in Harbor avenue to 92nd 
street, where it would intercept the 92nd 
street sewer; thence to the pumping sta- 
tion at 95th street and Erie avenue, 
where it would receive the sewage from 
the 95th street system; thence in a 
general westerly and southerly direction 
in 101st street and Cottage Grove avenue 
through Pullman, where it would inter- 
cept the sewage of the Pullman system 
of sewers; thence in 115th and 118th 
streets through Kensington, where it 
would intercept the Indiana avenue sew- 
er; thence to a point on the river south 
of 127th street, which is the probable 
location of a pumping station, where the 
sewage would be raised and discharged 
into the river beyond the controlling 
works. 

The sewage from the Wentworth ave- 
nue and Halsted street sewers may be 
brought to the same pumping station 
and raised and discharged with that 
from the east. 

This would involve the construction 
altogether of about ten miles of inter- 
cepting sewers, the' largest of which 
would be eight feet in diameter. 

There is immediate need of a change 
in the sewerage systems of Pullman and 
Kensington, because the existing sewers 
are inadequate. This condition has been 
considered in outlining the route of the 
above intercepting sewer, and it may be - 
that, to afford relief to these systems, 



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11 



it would be necessary in the near future 
to construct the portion of the inter- 
cepting sewer between Pullman and the 
river. 

That portion of the city lying east 
and south of the Calumet River would 
be cared for by a similar intercepting 
sewer, which would also discharge the 
sewage at the pumping station at or 
near the river and 127th street. This 
sewer would be built later, when called 
for by increase of population in this 
part of the city. 

We now take up a method alternative 
to intercepting sewers, viz.: that of 
purification of the sewage, with dis- 
charge of the effluent water into the 
river. 

The purification may be either com- 
plete or partial. Complete purification 
requires an expensive plant, and we still 
have the storm water discharge and the 
constant flow of the river to care for, 
which means that the Sag Canal of suf- 
ficient capacity should be built, as in 
the case of intercepting sewers. 

Partial purification assumes the con- 
struction of the Sag Canal, which we 
have stated we believe will be necessary 
to protect the lake against the perma- 
nently polluted waters of the Calumet 
River and to provide for storm water 
from the city sewers. 

With partial purification of the daily 
flow of sewage, the organic matter con- 
tained therein will be largely reduced; 
all of this matter, which would cause 
deposit, would be wholly removed, and 
the capacity of the canal for the dis- 
posal of sewage and of the polluted run- 
off on the water shed would be largely 
increased. The character of the organic 
matter remaining in the effluent depends 
upon the process used, but it is", either 
mineralized or fixed, or so changed that 
it becomes mineralized when discharged 
into water containing dissolved oxygen. 

The processes are biological in their 
nature, and those which we consider 
available are of English and of German 
origin. The English method is stated 
to remove about 50 per cent of the or- 
ganic matter, and to convert the re- 
mainder into unstable compounds which 
will be reduced upon discharge into 
water containing dissolved oxygen; the 
German method removes all putrescibil- 
ity, giving an effluent containing only 
mineral and fixed compounds of organic 
origin. As the processes deal with fresh 
sewage, they are practically odorless. 

From such knowledge as we have of 



these processes, we judge that the land 
owned by the city at the pumping sta- 
tion now building at 95th street and 
Erie avenue is sufficient, so that the 
sewage which centers at this point may, 
for some time to come, be treated and 
discharged into the river. It is thus 
possible to reduce materially and imme- 
diately the exposure of the water sup- 
ply to contamination from this source.* 

Of course, with the construction of the 
contemplated canal the protection will 
be adequate and the, efficiency of the 
canal will be increased by the operation 
of these works. 

If the experimental work at the here- 
inafter proposed station shall demon- 
strate that such partial purification is 
sueessful under the conditions which ob- 
tain in the city and Sanitary District, 
similar works may be built at. the sec- 
ond center of sewage pollution on the 
Calumet River and at other points in the 
Calumet District, and the system may be 
extended to other parts of the city, as 
increase of population makes it neces- 
sary to decrease the discharge of raw 
sewage into the Drainage Canal. 

A principl advantage of a system such 
as we propose is, as we have mentioned, 
that it may be immediately applied. 
We believe that, as a sanitary measure, 
a canal of sufficient capacity must be 
built from the Calumet River to the 
Drainage Canal, but this will . take sev- 
eral years to place in operation. In 
the meantime sewers are being built in 
the Calumet District, the completion of 
the Southwest Tunnel is near, and the 
Roseland pumping station will be in 
operation in 1911, which will give an 
impetus to the growth of population 
south of 87th street, and which will 
make imperative the protection of the 
water supply taken from the 68th street 
crib. The water taken from this source 
will supply practically all of the city 
south of 39th street, and this comprises 
one -half the area within the present city 
limits. 

We may say briefly that we have con- 
sidered other methods of partial puri- 
fication of sewage, but we believe those 
we have selected are preferable. Chem- 
ical processes may give a reduction of 
55 per cent in the polluting matter, 
but a large amount of sediment or 



* Since the writing of this report the 
Sanitary District has installed the most 
complete plant for the study of sewage 
disposal in existence. 



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April 13, 1910. 



sludge is produced, valueless and diffi- 
cult to dispose of, while the effluent 
liquid is highly utrescible and not proper 
to discharge into the river. 

The septic process, with filters or con- 
tact beds, is slow and therefore requires 
a much more extensive and costly plant 
to accomplish similar results. 

Sewage in Europe, both in England 
and on the Continent, is much more con- 
centrated than in the United States, 
owing to the limitation on domestic 
water supply which prevails. Domestic 
water supply in Europe is limited in 
different cities to amounts ranging from 
14 gallons to 40 gallons per capita per 
day, with the most common amounts 
from 25 to 30 gallons per capita. The 
unlimited supply common in the United 
States increases largely the volume of 
sewage, which in Chicago is estimated 
to amount to 130 gallons per capita 
per day. 

It is, therefore, impossible to judge 
correctly from the German or English 
records of sewage treatment what re- 
sults will be obtained in Chicago by sim- 
ilar treatment. Indications, however, 
are favorable to the treatment of larger 
volumes. 

To determine just what proportions 
between the sewage we must treat and 
the available apparatus for treatment, 
and also to ascertain, how satisfactory 
the result may be, we recommend that 
an experimental station be established, 
where these and other similar processes 
may be carefully studied. 

A proper location for such a station 
exists and is available on the city lot on 
the Calumet River at the 92nd street 
bridge. 

We, therefore, recommend that a suit- 
able appropriation be made to meet the 
cost of this experiment station, and that 
authority be obtained to establish the 
same upon the site mentioned. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Calumet Sewerage Commission, 
(Signed) G. M. Wisner, 

. Chairman. 

John Ericson, 
C. D. Hill, 
Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Secretary. 
also, 
The following communication, which 
was ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Local Transportation: 



Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body copy of a report 
sent me by the General Superintendent of 
Police covering the detail of patrolmen 
and sergeants to protect the grade cross- 
ings of the Chicago and Oak Park Elevat- 
ed Railroad together with the cost of 
same since June 12th, 1908. This report 
shows that the cost to the city of this 
service has already been more than $36,- 
112.99. 

It seems to me that this matter is of 
sufficient importance to demand the seri- 
ous attention of your Honorable Body. 
Since this detail was first made the city 
authorities have been doing their best to 
secure the elevation of these tracks. At 
the last meeting of your Honorable Body 
a track elevation ordinance applying to 
these tracks was passed and according to 
the terms of said ordinance the Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated R, R. has 60 days 
in which to accept. Meanwhile the en- 
forcement of the so-called Forsberg ordi- 
nance prohibiting the operation of trains 
by the Chicago and Oak Park Elevated 
Railroad west of 52d avenue is in abey- 
ance pursuant to resolution by your Hon- 
orable Body. It seems to me that steps 
should be taken to end a condition at the 
earliest possible moment, which entails 
heavy expense upon the city, in order 
to prevent loss of life at dangerous grade 
crossings when such danger could be 
eliminated either by elevation of the 
tracks or cessation of the operation of 
trains. 

Therefore, I would respectfully recom- 
mend that the subject* matter be referred 
to the> Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busise, 

Mayor. 

The following are the said communi- 
cation and report transmitted with the 
foregoing communication : 

April 8, 1910. 
Honorable Fred A. Busse, Mayor, City of 

Chicago : 

Sir — I called for a report as to the 
number of men detailed on Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad crossings — 
(he length of time they had been em- 
ployed and the sum total of their wages 
for the period. I attach herewith the 



April 13, 1910. 



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13 



report of Mathew Zimmer of the 31st 
Precinct, which is self explanatory. This 
is for your information, with the query 
as to whether this detail should be con- 
tinued. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) L. T. Steward, 

General Superintendent of Police. 



Department of Police, 
City of Chicago. 

Thirtv-nrst Precinct, | 
April 7th, 1910. | 
LeRoy T. Steward, Esq., General Super- 
intendent of Police: 
Sir — In compliance with your order of 
April 6th, 1910, I herewith submit the 
following statement of patrolmen and 
sergeants detailed at the Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad crossings 
and amount of cost of same since 12th 
June, 1908, which was the date on which 
the detail was made: 







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£ 


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£ 


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June, 


1908 








3 


$ 12.50 


June, 


1908 


16 






19 


1,013.28 


July, 


1908 








11 


44.35 


July, 


1908 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


July, 


1908 








20 


60.48 


Aug., 


1908 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Aug., 


1908 








17 


54.82 


Sept., 


1908 


16 






30 


1,600.00 


Sept., 


1908 








/' 


23.31 


Oct., 


1908 








12 


48.36 


Oct., 


1908 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Nov., 


1908 








30 


125.00 


Nov., 


1908 


16 






30 


1,600.00 


Dec, 


1908 








31 


125.00 


Dec, 


1908 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Jan., 


1909 








31 


125.00 


Jan., 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Feb., 


1909 








27 


121.97 


Feb, 


1909 


16 






28 


1,600.00 


Mar, 


1909 








31 


125.00 


Mar, 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Apr, 


1909 








27 


112.50 


Apr, 


1909 


16 






27 


1.440.00 


May, 


1909 








31 


125.00 


May, 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


June, 


1909 








30 


125.00 


June, 


1909 


16 






30 


1,600.00 











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£ 


o 


July, 


1909 




1 . 




13 


54.16 


July, 


1909 


i6 






31 


1,600.00 


Aug, 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Sept, 


1909 


16 






30 


1.600.00 


Oct, 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Nov, 


1909 


16 






30 


1,600.00 


Dec, 


1909 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Jan, 


1910 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Feb, 


1910 


16 






28 


1,600.00 


Mar, 


1910 


16 






31 


1,600.00 


Apr, 


1910 16 
Total . . 






7 


373.28 




$36,112.99 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Mathew Zimmer, 

Lieut. Comdg. 31st Prect. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. } 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen---I transmit herewith a let- 
ter from Dr. John J. Millar asking for 
authority to place in public places drink- 
ing cups for small animals, without ex- 
pense to the municipality, and would re- 
spectfully recommend that the matter be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Btjsse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Snow moved that the communica- 
tion transmitted with the foregoing com- 
munication be referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. \ 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for 
the consideration of your Honorable Body 
a communication from McKenzie Cleland, 
Judge of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 



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April 13, 1910. 



referred to the proper committee for fur- 
ther consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Feed A. Buisse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved that the communica- 
tion transmitted with the foregoing com- 
munication be referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The Clerk submitted the following com- 
munication, which was ordered published 
and referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation : 

Chicago and Oak Park Elevated 

Railroad Company. 

Office of the General Counsel, 

1116 Merchants Loan and Trust Bldg. 

Chicago, April 13, 1910. 
To the Honorable Mayor and City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

With reference to the ordinance relat- 
ing to the Chicago and Oak Park Ele- 
vated Railroad Company, now pending 
before your Honorable Body, we wish to 
submit for your consideration the fol- 
lowing -matters : 

1st. The Lake Street Elevated Rail- 
way Company in 1888 was granted an or- 
dinance permitting it to construct an 
elevated railroad in Lake street from 
Canal street to 40th avenue, the then city 
limits. Under this ordinance an elevated 
structure was built from Canal street to 
Halsted street, but the company could 
not raise the money to build the struc- 
ture farther. Afterwards a new com- 
pany was organized under the name of 
The Lake Street Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany and this company by transfer ob- 
tained all the rights and property of the 
Railway Company, and on November 24th 
1890 new ordinances were passed per- 
mitting the company to construct an ele- 
vated road from Canal street to North 
52d avenue, the then extended city limits, 
and from Canal street to Market street. 
This ordinance was for a period of forty 
years. Even under the new organization 
it was found impossible to finance the 
proposition, until finally in 1892 a firm 
of promoters undertook the financing of 
the proposition and succeeded in raising 
sufficient money to start the work of 
building the road, and on May 15, 1893, 
another ordinance was passed extending 



for a period of forty years, permitting the 
company to construct various -lines of 
road, one of which was to go through the 
North Side of 'the city, and one was to 
parallel Western avenue to a point north 
of Division street, thence west to Cali- 
fornia avenue, and thence north to Irv- 
ing Park boulevard. Soon after this or- 
dinance was passed the parties then in- 
terested in the property proceeded to ac- 
quire the right of way to build what was 
known as the Humboldt Park line, but 
as is well known history the financial 
panic of 1893 came and paralyzed all 
public enterprises and financial institu- 
tions, but the company in good faith ex- 
pended during the years 1893 and 1894 
about five hundred thousand dollars in 
buying property for this Humbolat Park 
extension. The company was unable to 
meet the interest payments on bonds is- 
sued which fell due in July, 1893 ; Jan- 
uary, 1894; July, 1894, and January, 
1895, although the company had succeed- 
ed under great financial stress in putting 
the road in operation as far as North 
52d avenue. The company was bankrupt 
in January, 1894, and would then have 
been put in the hands of a receiver but 
the parties then in interest believed it 
could be reorganized without the delay 
and expense of receivership by a volun- 
tary reorganization, so at the annual 
meeting of the stockholders in January, 
1895, it was suggested that a committee 
be appointed for the purpose of reorganiz- 
ing the company. Such a committee was 
appointed, which put out a reorganiza- 
tion plan that called upon the bond- 
holders to surrender and cancel forty per 
cent, of the face or par value "of their 
bonds, and receive in lieu thereof fifteen 
per cent, of such par value in income 
bonds. This plan was bitterly opposed by 
certain bondholders and a bill was filed 
in the United States Court to foreclose 
the mortgage and receiver was applied 
for. The matter was contested and was 
not finally determined and disposed of un- 
til January 6th, 1903, when by a com- 
promise with the bondholders the fore- 
closure bill was dismissed. Therefore, it 
was not until 1903 that the company had 
apparently succeeded in completing the 
reorganization plan that was started in 
1895, a period of eight years, during all 
of which time it was impossible to raise 
the money to finance the proposition, and 
especially in view of the fact that during 
that period both the South Side and the 
Metropolitan Elevated Companies went 
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faith in L securities in the City of Chi- 
cago and by the financial world was lost. 

2nd. After this period of financial dis- 
tress and a clearing up of the reorganiza- 
tion plan of 1895, it was thought that the 
company would be able to earn the inter- 
est on its then existing bonded indebted- 
ness, pay its operating expenses and tax- 
es, but it was soon found that this was 
impossible, and the company has never 
been able to earn the interest upon its 
liabilities, and pay its taxes and operat- 
ing expenses. In 1902 demand was made 
for an increase of wages of employes in 
the operating department, which was fin- 
ally granted and which added over $25,- 
000.00 to the operating expenses. The 
taxes were increased in 1902 over the pre- 
ceding years from $16,000.00 to $54,- 
000.00. During that year the street rail- 
way company rehabilitated its Lake street 
surface line, put in operation large, mod- 
ern cars, and extended its service from 
Western avenue to 48th avenue, so that 
this company was the first company to 
feel the effect of loss of traffic from im- 
proved street car facilities. The com- 
pany endeavored to weather the finan- 
cial storm, but finally in 1903 it was 
again obliged to reorganize its property. 
This was done by further scaling down its 
mortgage obligations and its other finan- 
cial obligations, but even under this last 
reorganization the company has not been 
able to earn its operating expenses, its 
fixed charges and taxes. In the meantime 
another increase of wages was demanded 
by the employes of the operating depart- 
ment, which was granted, and with other 
expenditures in that department has 
raised the operating expenses $138,000.00 
over what it was in 1900, while during 
the same period of time our earnings 
have increased only $67,000.00. 

3rd. Our annual sworn report to the 
State authorities for the year ending 
June 30, 1909, shows that we had a de- 
ficit of $142,292.61. 

4th. Notwithstanding the financial 
troubles under which the company has 
'been laboring since its organization, it 
has since 1901, when the present manage- 
ment took hold of the property, endeav- 
ored to improve its property and better 
its service, in an effort to accommodate 
the public traffic. During this period of 
time, the company has purchased addi- 
tional cars, it has constructed a third 
track from Rockwell street to 40th ave- 
nue, it has repainted its structure and 
depots, it has entirely renewed the deck 
and track of the structure, it has put 



additional lights in the cars, and it has 
made many other improvements which 
would not be warranted by the financial 
condition of the company, but we have 
managed somehow to get through with 
these improvements, thereby giving to the 
public a much better and improved service 
over what had theretofore been given. 

5th. As is well known, our tracks from 
52d avenue west are operated as surface 
tracks for a distance of two and one-half 
miles. These tracks were authorized 
and laid under an ordinance passed by the 
Board of Trustees of the Town of Cicero 
in December, 1898, and were laid in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of that or- 
dinance. We continued to operate these 
tracks without any complaint or any agi- 
tation concerning the elevation of same 
until about four years ago, when the 
Northwestern steam railroad desiring to 
elevate its tracks through that territory 
applied to the City Council for an ordi- 
nance authorizing it so to do. At the 
same time, or about that time, the Oak 
Park Company was asked to elevate its 
tracks simultaneously with the elevation 
of the tracks of the Northwestern Com- 
pany. Various meetings were held with 
the Track Elevation Committee, and at 
that time it was demanded of the Oak 
Park Company that the elevation of its 
tracks be made by a steel structure, and 
an ordinance was so prepared. At a 
meeting of the committee this company 
asked as a condition of elevating its 
tracks from 52d avenue west, in accor-. 
dance with the proposed ordinance, that 
its rights to build the Humboldt Park 
line be restored, and the committee was 
informed that unless the company could 
have this right it could not elevate its 
tracks. Since that time ordinances have 
been prepared by the City Council and 
submitted to the company asking it to 
elevate its tracks in accordance with the 
provisions of these ordinances. These 
ordinances have been refused by the com- 
pany because it was impossible to finance 
the elevating of these tracks without some 
concurrent rights being given the com- 
pany upon which it could induce finan- 
ciers to furnish the necessary funds for 
the cost of this elevation. The matter 
was again taken up by the Track Eleva- 
tion Committee and instead of providing 
for an elevation of the tracks by steel 
structure the citizens in the territory 
through which our tracks are operated 
demanded that the elevation be by dirt 
embankment, thus changing the former 
plan of the city with reference to the 



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character of the elevation. The commit- 
tee was then informed that it was impos- 
sible for the company to finance the ele- 
vation of these tracks unless it could 
have have the Humboldt Park rights re- 
stored or other matters granted by ordi- 
nance which would enable the company to 
raise the necessary funds to elevate the 
tracks. The Track Elevation Committee 
declined jurisdiction over any question 
other than that purely of track elevation. 
The matter was then taken up by the 
Transportation Committee. Hearings 
were had before that committee as to re- 
storing the right to build the Humboldt 
Park line, and the Committee made an 
investigation of the subject, but owing to 
the determined opposition of some of the 
people in the Humboldt Park territory a 
suggestion was made that the company 
should adopt a line paralleling Western 
avenue from Lake street to a point be- 
tween Montrose avenue and Lawrence 
avenue. This line of road was investi- 
gated and the company finally agreed to 
waive its rights to the Humboldlt Park 
line if it could have the line paralleling 
Western avenue, which would compel the 
company to abandon all that part of its 
line and the real estate which it had ac- 
quired from Western avenue to Californ- 
ia avenue, representing many thousands 
of dollars, and which called upon the com- 
pany to acquire much more right of way 
and build a much longer line than it had 
contemplated by the original Humboldt 
Park extension. We had arranged with 
financiers that if we could get the Hum- 
boldt Park line restored to California 
avenue that the necessary funds would be 
provided to build tbis line and to elevate 
its tracks, which we could still obtain if 
the Humboldt Park line was restored as 
originally proposed. 

6th. The Transportation Committee on 
March 28th, 1910, finally reported to the 
City Council an ordinance for the exten- 
sion of the Oak Park Company's line of 
railroad from Lake street north parallel- 
ing Western avenue to a point between 
Montrose avenue and Lawrence avenue. 
We bad asked the Transportation Com- 
mittee to insert in this ordinance a pro- 
vision extending the ordinance rights 
on Lake street from Market street to 52d 
avenue from November 24, 1930, to Oc- 
tober 1st, 1944, a period of fourteen 
yen is, and to extend the ordinance rights 
of the Company on Market street from 
Lake street to Madison street for a period 
of peventeen months, or from May 15th, 
104I5, to October 1st, 1944, and stated that 



in case these ordinance rights were ex- 
tended for this period of time, which is 
the time when the ordinance rights ex- 
pire on Lake street, from Market street 
to Wabash avenue, that the company 
would waive its right to forever maintain 
the road on Lake street from 52d avenue 
to Austin avenue and take in lieu thereof 
a right to expire. October 1st, 1944, and 
that the ordinance for the Western ave- 
nue line should also be made to expire 
October 1st, 1944, as the parties who 
were to furnish the money to elevate the 
tracks and to finance the Western avenue 
proposition, if it could be financed, stat- 
ed that they Avould not undertake to fur- 
nish the money unless the ordinance 
rights could be extended as above. But 
the ordinance reported by the Transpor- 
tation Committee does not contain the 
extension of the rights of the company. 

7th. We desire to say to the city that 
the company is anxious and willing to 
elevate its tracks from 52d avenue west, 
but find it impossible under its present 
financial condition to obtain the neces- 
sary funds for so doing, and cannot in- 
duce any financiers to furnish the money 
unless they can have the ordinance rights 
on the main line of the company extended 
beyond 1930. We believe that we are not 
asking anytning unfair or unjust or more 
than is necessary in order to enable us 
to raise the necessary funds to elevate 
these tracks. It has been the policy of 
the city in the grants to all the elevated 
roads to make such grants for a period 
of from forty to fifty years, for the rea- 
son that capital would not become inter- 
ested nor furnish the money for such an 
expensive proposition on. a shorter period 
of time. All must recognize the neces- 
sity in a great city like Chicago of the 
elevated railroad as a means of transpor- 
tation, and in our judgment it is the only 
quick, rapid, comfortable, and clean 
transportation in the City of Chicago, 
and therefore we believe it should be the 
policy of the city to encourage, foster 
and aid its elevated railroads to furnish 
this transportation, for the comfort and 
convenience of citizens tributary to the 
various elevated railroad lines. 

We, inerefore, respectfully suggest that 
the present ordinance pending before the 
City Council should be sent back to the 
i ransportation Committee for further 
consideration, to see if some method can- 
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can raise the necessary funds to elevate 
its tracks from 52d avenue west. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated 
Railroad Company, 
(Signed) By Clarence A. Knight, 

President. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which 
was ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Local Transportation: 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council of the City of Chicago : 
Gentlemen — There is now pending be- 
fore your Honorable Body the petition 
of the Calumet and South Chicago Rail- 
way Company for an ordinance authoriz- 
ing the company to construct upon and 
along the route therein described, an ex- 
tension of its street railway system, 
commonly known as the "Hegewisch Ex- 
tension." 

The construction of the Hegewisch 
Extension by the company was required 
by the terms of the company's main 
ordinance, passed March 30th, 1908. Sev- 
eral different routes for the extension 
were proposed by the various communi- 
ties in the South Chicago District in- 
terested in this extension, and a number 
of hearings was had before the Local 
Transportation Committee, upon the 
question of fixing the most desirable 
route for this extension. After a careful 
consideration of the various routes pro- 
posed, the company and the Allied Im- 
provement Associations of the South 
Chicago District agreed upon the loca- 
tion of the line, and on March 18th, 
the Local Transportation Committee ac- 
cepted the route thus agreed upon, and 
recommended the passage of an ordi- 
nance authorizing the construction Of 
the extension upon the agreed route. 
On March 29th the ordinance was intro- 
duced in the City Council, and was or- 
dered deferred arid published for one 
week. 

As soon as the route was accepted by 
the Local Transportation Committee, the 
company immediately began the work of 
procuring the necessary frontage con- 
sents. The comDany desired to construct 
and put this line in operation not later 
than the middle of July of this year, 
and immediately arranged for material 
and supplies for the construction of the 
extension. By March 28th, the company 
had procured the requisite frontage con- 
sents for the entire route recommended 



by the Local Transportation Committee, 
except for that portion of the route 
along Superior avenue from 117th street 
to 122nd street, the frontage of which 
is controlled by Isaac N. Hardin. 

At the same time, the company took 
-ap negotiations with Mr. Hardin for the 
purchase from him of sufficient property 
for the construction of its tracks upon 
the agreed route south of 122nd street, 
and offered to pay Mr. Hardin his price 
for the property, but he refused to give 
the company the requisite frontage con- 
sent over the above mentioned portion 
of Superior avenue until a contract for 
the purchase of his real estate had been 
entered into, but imposed such condi- 
tions and reservations as to prevent the 
closing of the matter until after March 
28th, and so prevented the passage of 
the ordinance in question on that date. 

The company immediately resumed its 
negotiations with Mr. Hardin, and a final 
conference was had on April 8th. Mr. 
Hardin claimed that by the terms of his 
dedication of the above mentioned por- 
tion of Superior avenue, he had obtained 
the right to construct and maintain 
across Superior avenue, for the benefit 
of his own property, a waterway 250 
feet in width, and insisted that his 
frontage consent and sale of property be 
upon condition that upon the construc- 
tion of such waterway the company 

"shall, upon written notice so to do, 
immediately remove said tracks and 
other obstructions, and shall without 
any expense to said Hardin, his heirs, 
executors, administrators or assigns, 
make provisions for the crossing by 
said railway of said waterway, if it 
desires to so cross the same, but in 
such way and manner as shall not ob- 
struct or delay the construction of 
said waterway, or its use, or operation 
for the purposes of navigation," 
and upon the further condition, that in 
event the company failed to remove its 
tracks immediately as aforesaid, the said 
Hardin should have the right to enter 
upon Superior avenue and remove the 
company's tracks, at the company's ex- 
pense. 

The company agreed to all of the other 
conditions sought to be imposed by Mr. 
Hardin, but declined to consent to the 
foregoing condition, for the reason that 
such a condition, in case the waterway 
should be built, would cut the company's 
line in two, and deprive the citizens of 
Hegewisch and the territory lying south 
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service to which the public is entitled, 
and which the company is ready and de- 
sires to furnish. 

The company is now ready and will- 
ing to construct the Hegewisch Exten- 
sion as soon as a valid ordinance author- 
izing the construction of the extension 
shall be passed by the City Council, but 
by reason of the course taken, and still 
persisted in by Mr. Hardin, the company 
has been, and still is, unable to obtain 
the necessary frontage consents for the 
construction of this line, and therefore, 
considers it the duty of the company to 
advise your Honorable Body of the situ- 
ation at the earliest possible moment. 

Dated April 13th, 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Calumet and South Chicago Rail- 
way Company, 

(Signed) By Glenn E. Plumb, 

• President. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented verification re- 
ports submitted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works on petitions containing 
frontage consents for the construction 
and operation of certain street railway 
extensions by the 'Calumet and South 
Chicago Railway Company, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

The said reports contained the follow- 
ing summaries: 

ewing avenue, from 108th street to 
110th street. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 2,380.00 

Majority of which is 1,190.01 

Total frontage signed 1,562.80 

Total frontage rejected.. 0.00 



Total frontage verified .. 1.562.80 



Surplui 



1.562.80 



372.79 



HOWARD A.VENUE, FROM ONTARIO AVENUE 
TO SOUTHERN CITY LIMITS. 

Feet. 
Total property frontage (includ- 
ing railroad) 2,888.06 

Majority of which 18 1,444.04 

Total property frontage (except 

railroad) 1.351.67 



Majority of which is 675.84 

Total frontage signed 794.63 

Total frontage rejected.... 0.00 

Total frontage verified. .. .794.63 

794.63 

On basis of elimination of rail- 
road frontage, surplus 118.79 

On basis of railroad frontage in- 
cluded, shortage 649.41 

110TH STREET, FROM EWING AVENUE TO 
SUPERIOR AVENUE. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 4,320.22 

Majority of which is 2,160.12 

Total frontage signed. . .2,375.22 
Total frontage rejected . . 00.00 

Total frontage verified . . 2,375.22 

2,375.22 

Surplus 215.10 

ONTARIO AVENUE, FROM 130TH STREET TO 
HOWARD AVENUE. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 7,039.,,^ 

Majority of which is 3,519.77 

Total frontage signed. . .4,120.72 
Total frontage rejected.. 382.00 

Total frontage verified . . 3,738.72 

3,738.72 

Surplus 215.10 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements : 

Board of Local Improvements, } 
Chicago, April 13, 1910. J 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 
Gentlemen — We herewith submit an 
ordinance for the improvement of Mil- 
waukee avenue, from a straight line con- 
necting the northwest curb corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and North 48th ave- 
nue with the northwest curb corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and Irving Park boul- 
evard (formerly West Trving Park boule- 
vard) to Lawrence avenue (formerly 
West Lawrence avenue), together with 
the estimate of the Engineer. 

The cost of the improvement as esti- 
mated exceeds the sum of $100,000.00, 
and should, in accordance with Section 
11 of the Board of Local Improvement 
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and published in the Proceedings of the 
Council in full, at least one week before 
any final action is taken thereon. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements, 
(Signed) Charles A. V. Standish, 

Secretary. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance trans- 
mitted with the foregoing communica- 
tion be published in the Journal and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the said recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND 
ORDINANCE. 
recommendation by board of local 
improvements. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 
We hereby submit an ordinance, for 
the improvement, adjusting sewers, 
catchbasins and manholes, constructing 
new catchbasins, curbing with sandstone 
curbstones on limestone blocks, grading 
and paving with granite blocks on two 
inches of sand and six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, joints filled with 
gravel and coal tar, surface dressed 
with three-fourths of an inch of gravel, 
the roadway of Milwaukee avenue from 
a straight line connecting the northwest 
curb corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
North 48th avenue with the northwest 
ciirb corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
Irving Park boulevard (formerly West 
Irving Park boulevard) to a straight 
line connecting the northeast and north- 
west corners of Lawrence avenue (for- 
merly West Lawrence avenue ) and Mil- 
waukee avenue, and also the roadways 
of all intersecting, streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of said Milwaukee avenue 
between said points (except steam rail- 
road rights-of-way thereon between said 
points, and also except street railway 
rights-of-way thereon between said 
points, which rights-of-way are by the 
ordinances granting them, required to be 
paved and kept in repair by the com- 
panies owning, operating and controlling 
the same) in the City of Chicago, Coun- 
ty of Cook and State of Illinois, together 



with an estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement, and recommend the passage 
of said ordinance, and the making of the 
improvement contemplated therein. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert F. Keeney, 
John Minwegen, 
Felix A. Norden, 
Vincent J. Jozwiakowski. 
Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, April 13, A. D. 1910. 

ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, and to the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Council Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, having 
adopted a resolution that the road- 
way of Milwaukee avenue, from a 
straight line connecting the north- 
west curb corner of Milwaukee avenue 
and North 48th avenue with the north- 
west curb corner of Milwaukee avenue 
and Irving Park boulevard (formerly 
West Irving Park boulevard) to a 
straight line connecting the northeast 
and northwest corners of Lawrence ave- 
nue (formerly West Lawrence avenue) 
and Milwaukee avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said Milwaukee 
avenue between said points (except 
steam railroad rights-of-way thereon be- 
tween said points, and also except street 
railway rights-of-way thereon between 
said points, which rights-of-way are by 
the ordinances granting them, required 
to be paved and kept in repair by the 
companies owning, operating and con- 
trolling the same), be improved by ad- 
justing sewers, catchbasins and man- 
holes, constructing new catchbasins, 
curbing with sandstone curbstones on 
limestone blocks, grading and paving 
with granite blocks on two inches of sand 
and six inches of Portland cement con- 
crete, joints filled with gravel and coal 
tar, surface dressed with three-fourths 
of an inch of gravel and presented to the 
City Council of the City of Chicago a 
recommendation that such local improve- 



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ment be made, I hereby submit an esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, 
including labor and materials, viz.: 
Sandstone curbstones on lime- 
stone blocks, 12,800 lineal 

feet at 70c $ 8,9(30.00 

Grading, 7,300 cubic yards 

at 30c 2,190.00 

Paving with granite blocks on 
2 inches of sand and 6 
inches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with 
gravel and coal tar, surface 
dressed with % of an inch 
of gravel, 19,920 square 

yards at $4.75. . , 94,620.00 

Constructing 28 new catch- 
basins at $50.00 1,400.00 

Adjusting sewers, catchbasins 

and manholes 2,330.00 

Total $109,500.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not ex- 
ceed the probable cost of the above pro- 
posed improvement. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
Dated, Chicago, April 13, A. D. 1910. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement, adjusting sewers, 
catchbasins and manholes, construct- 
ing new catchbasins, curbing, grad- 
ing and paving of the roadway of 
Milwaukee avenue, from a straight 
line connecting the northwest curb 
corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
North 48th avenue with the northwest 
curb corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
Irving Park boulevard (formerly 
West Irving Park boulevard) to a 
straight line connecting the northeast 
and northwest corners of Lawrence 
avenue (formerly West Lawrence ave- 
nue) and Milwaukee avenue, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
said Milwaukee avenue between said 
points (except steam railroad rights- 
of-way thereon between said points; 
and also except street railway rights-of- 



way thereon between said points, 
which rights-of-way are by the ordi- 
nances granting them required to be 
paved and kept in repair by the com- 
panies owning, operating and control- 
ling the same), in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, the 
nature, character, locality and descrip- 
tion of which local improvement is as 
follows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of Milwaukee ave- 
nue from a straight line connecting the 
northwest curb corner of Milwaukee 
avenue and North 48th avenue with the 
northwest curb corner of Milwaukee ave- 
nue and Irving Park boulevard (for- 
merly West Irving Park boulevard) to 
a straight line connecting the northeast 
and northwest corners of Lawrence ave- 
nue (formerly West Lawrence avenue) 
and Milwaukee avenue, the width of 
which roadway is hereby established at 
forty-two (42) feet; and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said Milwau- 
kee avenue between said points, except 
as hereinafter specifically provided, be 
and the same are hereby ordered im- 
proved as follows: 

The best quality of sandstone curb- 
stones shall be set on edge along their 
length on each side of said roadway of 
said Milwaukee avenue between said 
points (except across the rights-of-way 
of all steam railroads thereon and also 
except across the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets, between said points), 
in such a manner that the roadway face 
of the curbstones shall be parallel with 
and twenty-one (21) feet from the cen- 
ter line of said Milwaukee avenue; and 
the best quality of sandstone curbstones 
shall be set on edge along their length 
on each side of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of said Milwaukee avenue be- 
tween said points, in such a manner that 
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conform with the curb line on each side 
of all said intersecting streets. 

Said curbstones shall be four (4) feet 
long, two and one-half (2%) feet deep, 
and five (5) inches thick after being 
dressed, with the top edge straight, full 
and square. The upper roadway edge 
of said curbstones shall be cut to a true 
arc of a circle having a radius of two 
(2) inches. Each curbstone shall be 
neatly bush-hammered on its top sur- 
face and on its roadway face for the 
space of twelve (12) inches down from 
the top and on its back for the space of 
two (2) inches down from the top, shall 
have a straight base its whole length 
and shall be firmly bedded upon flat 
limestone blocks, said blocks to be one 
(1) foot in length, eight (8) inches in 
width and six (6) inches in thickness. 
One (1) of said blocks shall be placed 
under each end of each of said curb- 
stones. 

Earth filling, free from animal or 
vegetable matter, shall be placed at the 
back of said curbstones, the top of said 
filling to be even with the top of said 
curbstones. Said filling shall be four 
(4) feet wide at the top and shall slope 
down at the rate of one and one-half 
(iy 2 ) feet horizontal to one (1) foot 
vertical. . 

Said curbstones shall be set so that the 
top edge of the same shall coincide with 
the curb grade of said Milwaukee ave- 
nue, which" curb grade and also the ele- 
vation at center of roadway of said 
Milwaukee avenue are hereby established 
as follows, to-wit: 

At the northwest curb corner of North 
48th avenue, curb grade 34.20 feet above 
datum. 

At the northwest curb corner of Irv- 
ing Park boulevard (formerly West Irv- 
ing Park boulevard), curb grade 34.00 
feet above datum. 

At a straight line connecting the north- 
west curb corner of Milwaukee avenue 
and North 48th avenue with the north- 
west curb corner of Milwaukee avenue 
and Irving Park boulevard (formerly 
West Irving Park boulevard), elevation 
at center of roadway 34.10 feet above 
datum. 

At angle north of Irving Park boule- 



vard (formerly ! West Irving Park boule- 
vard), curb grade 35.00 feet above dat- 
um; elevation at center of roadway 
35.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Belle Plaine avenue 
(formerly West Belle Plaine avenue), 
curb grade 35.80 feet above datum; ele- 
vation at center of roadway 35.80 feet 
above datum. 

At a line 320 feet northwesterly of 
angle north of Irving Park boulevard 
(formerly West Irving Park boulevard), 
curb grade 36.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation at center of roadway 36.00 feet 
above datum. 

At a line 445 feet northwesterly of 
angle north of Irving Park boulevard 
(formerly West Irving Park boulevard), 
curb grade 36.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation at center of roadway 36.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of Warner avenue (for- 
merly West Warner avenue ) , curb grade 
37.00 feet above datum; elevation at 
center of roadway 37.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Berteau avenue (for- 
merly West Berteau avenue), curb grade 
37.00 feet above datum; elevation at 
center of roadway 37.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Hutchinson street, 
curb grade 37.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation at center of roadway 37.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of 'Cullom avenue (for- 
merly West Cullom avenue ) , curb grade 
37.20 feet above datum; elevation at 
center of roadway 37.20 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Pensacola avenue, curb 
grade 37.70 feet above datum; eleva- 
tion at center of roadway, 37.70 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of Montrose avenue (for- 
merly West Montrose avenue), curb 
grade 39.00 feet above datum; elevation 
at center of roadway 39.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Agatite avenue, curb 
grade 38.90 feet above 'datum; elevation 
at center of roadway, 38.90 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Sunnyside avenue (for- 



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merly West Sunnyside avenue ) , curb 
grade 38.80 feet above datum; elevation 
at center of roadway, 38.80 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Windsor avenue, curb 
grade 38.70 feet above datum; elevation 
at center of roadway, 38.70 feet above 
datum. 

At a line at right angles to Mil- 
waukee avenue and 200 feet southeasterly 
of the southeasterly line of Leland ave- 
nue ( formerly West Leland avenue ) , curb 
grade, 38.00 feet above datum; elevation 
at center of roadway, 38.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of' Leland avenue (for- 
merly West Leland avenue ) , curb grade 
38.00 feet above datum; elevation at 
center of roadway, 38.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Roberts court, curb 
grade, 38.50 feet above datum; elevation 
at center of roadway, 38.50 feet above 
datum. 

Northeast curb line of Milwaukee ave- 
nue at a point 250 feet southeast of the 
south line of Lawrence avenue (formerly 
West Lawrence avenue), curb grade 
39.60 feet above datum. 

Southwest curb line of Milwaukee 
avenue at a point 250 feet southeast of 
the south line of Lawrence avenue (for- 
merly West Lawrence avenue), curb 
grade 40.00 feet above datum. 

Center line of Milwaukee avenue at a 
point 250 feet southeast of the south 
line of Lawrence avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue) produced west, eleva- 
tion at center of roadway 39.80 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Lawrence avenue (for- 
merly West Lawrence avenue ) , elevation 
at center of roadway 41.65 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of the northeast curb cor- 
ner of Lawrence avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue), curb grade 41.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of the northwest curb cor- 
ner of Lawrence avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue), curb grade 41.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of southwest curb corner 
of Lawrence avenue (formerly West Law- 



rence avenue), curb grade 41.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of southeast curb corner 
of Lawrence avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue), curb grade 41.80 feet 
above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be 
measured from the plane of low water in 
Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as estab- 
lished by the Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late 
Board of Drainage Commissioners and 
by the late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now represented by 
the ordinance of July 11th, A. D. 1898, 
relating to the corrected elevation of the 
Old Lind Block bench mark which deter- 
mines the base or datum for city levels. 

The said roadway of said Milwaukee 
avenue between said points, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said Mil- 
waukee avenue between said points (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights-of-way thereon 
between said points ; and also except street 
railway rights-of-way thereon between said 
points, which rights-of-way are by the 
ordinances granting them required to be 
paved and kept in repair by the com- 
panies owning, operating and controlling 
the same), shall be so graded that after 
being thoroughly puddled, and rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the roadbeds are thoroughly com- 
pacted, and after the pavement herein- 
after described shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the finished pave- 
ment at the center of the roadway of said 
Milwaukee avenue, and at the center of 
the roadway of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced, on each side of said Mil- 
waukee avenue, except where the road- 
ways are occupied by street railway 
rights-of-way, shall coincide with the 
established elevation at center of road- 
way of said Milwaukee avenue herein- 
before described; and Avhere said road- 
ways are occupied by street railway 
rights-of-way, the entire width of all 
such rights-of-way shall coincide with 
the established elevation at center of 
roadway hereinbefore described; and the 
surface of said finished roadways at the 
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basins and adjoining the roadway face 
of the curbstones, shall be four (4) 
inches below said established elevation at 
center of roadway, and the surface of 
the finished roadways at the catchbasin 
inlets in the gutters adjoining the road- 
way face of the curbstones shall be ten 
(10) inches below said established ele- 
vation at center of roadway. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of said curbstones shall be 
uniform from the summits to the catch- 
basins, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement, where 
the roadway is not occupied by street 
railway rights-of-way shall be an arc of 
a circle passing through the said gutter 
elevations and the elevation at the cen- 
ter of said finished roadway; and a 
transverse .section of the finished surface 
of the pavement where the roadway is 
occupied by street railway rights-of- 
way shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said gutter elevations and 
the established elevation of the street 
at each side of said street railway rights- 
of-way at every part of said Milwaukee 
avenue and at every part of all inter- 
secting streets between said points. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared be-* 
tween said points shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6) 
inches in thickness. Said cement shall 
be so ground that ninety- two (92) per 
cent will pass through a standard num- 
ber one hundred (100) sieve having ten 
thousand ( 10,000 ) meshes per square 
inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one (1) part Portland cement 
and three (3) parts torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screenings, 
free from dirt, dust and other impurities, 
exposed to the air for one ( 1 ) day, and 
immersed in water for six (6) days 
shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) pounds 
per square inch. 

One ( 1 ) part cement which will stand 
the above test and comply with the above 
requirements, and three (3) parts of 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime- 
stone screenings, free from dirt, dust 
and other impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry, and then made into a mortar 
with the least possible amount of water. 



Six (6) parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone, or other stone which 
shall be equal in quality for concrete 
purposes, of a size that will pass through 
a ring of two (2) inches internal diam- 
eter, and be held on a ring of one-half 
( y 2 ) inch internal diameter, all of which 
slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
ifree from all foreign substances and 
drenched with water, shall then be in- 
corporated immediately with the mortar ; 
each batch of concrete shall be thorough- 
ly mixed and at once spread upon the 
surface of said roadbeds, and thoroughly 
compacted by ramming, until free 
mortar appears on the surface. The sur- 
face of said layer of concrete shall be 
parallel with and seven (7) inches below 
the top of the granite blocks when laid 
as hereinafter described. 

On the foundation above specified shall 
be spread a layer of sand two (2) inches 
in depth, to serve as a bed for the gran- 
ite blocks. 

The pavement shall consist of Syenite 
or granite blocks of the best quality, of 
uniform texture, without lamination or 
stratification, and free from an excess of 
mica or feldspar; the dimensions of said 
blocks shall be four (4) inches in width, 
five (5) inches in depth and from eight 
(8) to ten (10) inches in length. The 
blocks must be laid on edge in uniform 
courses across the said roadbeds, and the 
spaces between the sides and ends of 
the blocks shall not be less than one- 
eighth (%) of an inch nor more than 
three-eighths ( % ) of an inch. On in- 
tersections and junctions of lateral 
streets the blocks shajl be laid at an 
angle of forty-five (45) degrees with the 
line of the street. The blocks shall be so 
laid as to break joints in alternate 
courses, each course, so far as practi- 
cable, to be of uniform depth and width. 

When thus laid, the pavement shall 
immediately be covered and swept with 
screened, dry roofing gravel, free from 
sand or loam, or pebbles smaller than 
one-sixteenth (1-16) inch, or larger than 
one-half (%) inch. The amount spread 
shall be sufficient to fill all the joints 
in the pavement; the blocks then to be 
rammed to a firm and unyielding bed 
and to a uniform surface. 

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by the ramming of the blocks, the re- 
mainder of the joints shall be filled with 
a paving pitch which is the direct re- 
sult of the distillation of "straight run" 
coal tar. Said pitch shall be applied on 
the work at a temperature of two hun- 
dred and eighty (280) degrees Fahren- 
heit. Immediately after applying the 
paving pitch, and while it is still hot, 
the entire surface of the pavement shall 
be covered with dry roofing gravel, as 
specified above, to a depth of three- 
fourths ( % ) of an inch. 

The several sewer manholes and catch- 
basins located in said roadway shall be 
raised or lowered as may be necessary to 
make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several 
catchbasins located outside of said road- 
way shall be raised or lowered as may 
be necessary to make them conform to 
the established grade hereinbefore de- 
scribed. The several catchbasins located 
on the line of the said curb shall be 
raised on lowered "and adjusted as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the 
finished surface of said pavement or to 
said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said catch- 
basin lies within or without the line of 
said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be 
constructed at necessary points in said 
gutters. The catchbasins not located 
in the gutters shall be connected with 
said inlets by means of tile pipe, of nine 
(9) inches internal diameter, laid with 
the best quality of natural hydraulic 
cement mortar, composed of one ( 1 ) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) 
parts clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe 
shall be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed, and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and 
seven-eighths ( % ) of an inch thick. 

Twenty-eight new catchbasins shall be 
constructed and connected and trapped 
with the sewer in Milwaukee ave- 
nue and located in the roadway 
of said Milwaukee avenue at neces- 
sary points adjacent to the curb 
lines. Each of said catchbasins shall be 
seven feet two inches deep, measuring 
from the top of the brickwork, and shall 
have an internal diameter of four feet 
at the bottom and to a plane five feet 
above and parallel therewith. The walls 



of said catchbasins shall be eight inches- 
thick and shall be built of two courses 
of sewer brick laid edgewise in perpen- 
dicular courses, upon a floor of pine 
plank two inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catchbasins shall decrease 
to two feet internal diameter, being 
drawn in by means of nine header 
courses, the diameter being decreased 
uniformly for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be con- 
nected with the sewer with tile pipe of 
nine inches internal diameter and shall 
be trapped with a half trap also of tile 
pipe of nine inches internal diameter. 
The connection with the sewer where 
said sewer is of brick shall be made in 
such a manner that the top of the nine- 
inch pipe shall be at the elevation of 
the center of said sewer^ and the con- 
nection with the sewer where said sewer 
is of tile pipe shall be made by means 
of a fifteen inches by nine inches *'Y" 
branch where said sewer is of fifteen 
inches internal diameter, and by means 
of a twelve inches by nine inches "Y" 
branch where said sewer is of twelve 
inches internal diameter. The said trap 
of each of said catchbasins shall be set 
so that the elevation of the bottom of 
the inside of the same shall be three feet 
six inches above the floor of the catch- 
basin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be pro- 
vided with a cast-iron cover, with a pro- 
jecting lip to receive the water from the 
gutters, each of which covers shall 
weigh four hundred and seventy pounds 
and shall be of the same size and pat- 
tern as those used in similar new work 
by the City of Chicago during the year 
1902. Each of said cast-iron covers shall 
be set so that the top of the same shall 
coincide with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinbefore described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, and free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and the stand- 
ard of thickness shall be as follows: 
for nine inch pipe seven-eighths of an 
inch in thickness; for twelve inch pipe 
one inch in thickness ; for fifteen inch 
pipe one and one-eighth inches in thick- 
ness. 

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above referred to shall be laid with the 
best quality of natural hydraulic ce- 
ment mortar, composed of one part nat- 
ural hydraulic cement and two parts 
clean, sharp sand. 

Said work to be done in a workman- 
like manner under the superintendence 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, providing for said 
improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the Engi- 
neer of said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement 
shall be made and the cost thereof be paid 
for by special assessment in accordance 
with an Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, entitled "An Atet 
Concerning Local Improvements" ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against the 
property, and also the assessment on each 
lot and parcel of land therein assessed 
shall be divided into five installments in 
the manner provided by the statute in 
such cases made and provided, and each 
of said installments shall bear interest 
at the rate of five per centum per annum 
according to law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of an- 
ticipating the collection of the second and 
succeeding installments of said assess- 
ment for said improvement, bonds shall 
be issued payable out of said install- 
ments bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable annually, 
and signed by the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, countersigned by the City 
Comptroller and attested by the City 
Clerk under the corporate seal of the 
City of Chicago. Said bonds shall be 
issued in accordance with and shall in 
all respects conform to the provisions 
of the Act of the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of said 



Board be and he is hereby directed to 
file a petition in the Circuit, Superior 
or County Court of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, in the name of the City of Chicago,, 
praying that steps may be taken to levy 
a special assessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance and in the manner pre- 
scribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented a petition from 
James E. Evans requesting a recount of 
the ballots cast for Alderman of the 
Thirteenth Ward at the election held 
Tuesday, April 5, 1910, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elec- 
tions. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented an ordinance 
authorizing the L. Wolff Manufacturing 
Company to maintain five bridges across 
the alley between Desplaines and Jef- 
ferson streets, south of Lake street, to 
connect buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Allevs, West Division. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

TIME FIXED FOR NEXT REGULAR MEETING^ 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance fix- 
ing the next regular meeting of the City 
Council to be held after the meeting held 
Wednesday, April 13, 1910, at 8:30 
o'clock P. M., to be held on Monday, May 
2, 1910, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, 
Snow, Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Fick, Scul- 
ly, Vavricek, C'ullerton, Daniseh, Zimmer, 
Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, 
Utpatel, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Brennan, Healy, Powers. Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Tvvigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney. 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block. Ryan, Donahoe. Clark, Forsberg 
—70. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council to be held 
after the meeting of Wednesday, April 
13th, 1910, be and the same is hereby 
fixed to be held on Monday, May 2d, 
1910, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
May 2, 1910, at 7:30 P. M. 




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CITY CLERK 



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COPY 



JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 2, 1910. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, 
and Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Brennan, Healy, Powers, Stewart, Mur- 
ray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Krumholz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Lit- 
.tler, Twigg, Mueller, McDermott, Mc- 
Inerney, Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, 
Reading, Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, 
and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Dailey, Fick, •Cermak, 
Bowler, Britten and Mahoney. 

QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being pres- 
ent, tbe Mayor called the Council to 
order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed records of the regular meetings 
held April 13, 1910, at 7:30 o'clock P, 
M. and 8:30 o'clock P. M., respectively, 
as submitted by the Clerk, as the Jour- 
nals of the Proceedings of the said meet- 
ings, and to dispense with the reading 
of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
ani All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by His Honor, the Mayor, containing a 
list of the names of persons released 
from the House of Correction during the 
three weeks ended April 30, 1910, to- 
gether with the cause of each release, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 






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ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby ap- 
point Harlow X. Higinbotham to be 
a member of the Board of Commissioners 
of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sani- 
tarium, and in this appointment I re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I desire to call your at- 
tention to the attached letter of Thomas 
H. Rees, Major Corps of Engineers, Unit- 
ed States Army, dated April 18, 1910, 
being a public notice, addressed "To 
Whom It May Concern," calling atten- 
tion to the fact that there will be a 
meeting in Room 508, Federal building, 
in the City of Chicago, at 10 A. M. on 
the 10th day of May, for the purpose of 
ascertaining the advisability of removing 
the bridge at Jackson boulevard, as an 
unreasonable obstruction to the free navi- 
gation of the Chicago river, on account 
of tbe center pier, and insufficient width 
of span. 

The question must be determined as 
between a 140 foot and 200 foot span as 
the standard width for bridge spans over 
the Chicago river. 

I therefore recommend that the Coun- 
cil authorize the following named gentle- 
men to act as representatives of the city 
at said hearing: 

Alderman B. W. Snow, chairman 
Finance Committee. 

Alderman Charles M. Foell, chairman 
Committee on Harbors. Wharves and 
Bridges. 

John J. Ilanberg, Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

K(]w;ivd J. Brundage, Corporation 
( oiidsel. 



Thomas G. Pihlfeldt, City Bridge En- 
gineer. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
recommendation contained in the fore- 
going communication and to refer the 
said letter from Major Thomas H. Rees 
to the Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — J have received the fol- 
lowing communication from Mr. Joseph 
Downey, Chairman of the Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds of the Board of 
Education : 

April 22, 1910. 
Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor of the City 
of Chicago, City Hall, Chicago: 
My Dear Mr, Mayor — The Board of 
Education desires the privilege of us- 
ing the water for sprinkling the lawns 
and yards surrounding our various 
school buildings. I understand that 
it is against the city ordinance to 
use water for sprinkling purposes be- 
tween the hours of 8 o'clock A. M. 
and 5 o'clock P. M., and I make the 
above request for the reason that our 
employes would have to work over- 
time for which double pay would be 
necessary. 

By having an order passed through 
the City Council granting the Board 
of Education the (privilege of using the 
water within the working hours of our 
employes the extra expense would be 
obviated. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Joseph Downey, 
Chairman, Committee on Buildings and 

Grounds. 
Since the granting of this request 
would enable the Board of Education to 
have its sprinkling done without extra 
expense. I would respectfully recommend 
the passage of the accompanying order. 
Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
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consideration of the order submitted with 
the foregoing communication. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said 
order. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
€ullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. . 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby direct- 
ed to permit the Board of Education to 
use water for sprinkling lawns and yards 
surrounding school buildings between 8 
a. m. and 5 p. m. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. \ 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from the Corporation Counsel asking ac- 
tion by your Honorable Body in relation 
to enforcement of the so-called Forsberg 
ordinance as affecting the Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

The following is the communication 
from the Corporation Counsel transmit- 
ted with the foregoing communication: 
Office of the Corporation Counsel, 
Chicago, April 25, 1910. 
To the Honorable Mayor and City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen— Some time ago this de- 
partment instituted an action against 
tbe Chicago and Oak Park Elevated 
Railroad Company in the Municipal 
Court to enforce what is frequently spok- 
en of as the Forsberg ordinance, prohib- 



iting the operation of cars across a street 
on tracks on the surface of a street 
when the nearest rail of such tracks is 
within a limited distance of the face of 
an abutment wall which conducts paral- 
leling elevated tracks across an inter- 
vening street. 

Some time after the institution of 
this litigation and before any disposi- 
tion could be made thereof an order was 
passed by your Honorable Body directing 
that I suspend the prosecution of the 
above mentioned suit. 

This department has also been co-op- 
erating with the State's Attorney in the 
prosecution of quo warranto proceedings 
directed against the Chicago and Oak 
Park Elevated Railroad Company, which 
proceedings have been suspended by di- 
rection of His Honor, the Mayor. T 
understand that the reason for the sus- 
pension of the above mentioned suit and 
proceedings against the Chicago and Oak 
Elevated Railroad Company was that 
said company had intimated its willing- 
ness to accept a track elevation ordi- 
nance which, if carried out, would put 
an end to the violation by the company 
of the Forsberg ordinance. 

At the last meeting of the Council 
a communication from the Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company 
was presented which I construe to be a 
refusal to accept the track elevation or- 
dinance recently passed by your Honor- 
able Body. 

In view of the facts hereinbefore set 
forth, I ask the direction of the Council 
concerning my further action with refer- 
ence to the prosecution of the suits here- 
inbefore mentioned, brought against the 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad 
Company. 

Awaiting the pleasure of your Honor- 
able Body, I remain, 

Respectfully yours, 
( Signed ) Edward J. Brundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Forsberg. moved to defer consid- 
eration of the said communication from 
the Corporation Counsel. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Forsberg presented 
an order concerning the subject-matter 
of the said communication. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said order. 

Aid. Forsberg moved to pass the said 
order. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



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order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Carm, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby instructed to 
prosecute the suit against the Chicago 
and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany now pending in the Municipal 
Court to enforce the ordinance prohibit- 
ing the operation of cars across a street 
on the surface of the street when the 
nearest rail of said track is within a 
certain distance of the face of an abut- 
ment wall which contains paralleling 
elevated tracks across an intervening 
street; and further to prosecute quo 
warranto proceedings against the said 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad 
Company now pending. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which 
was referred to the Committee on 
Finance: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — The Vice Commission 
which was appointed by me to study and 
report upon so-called vice conditions in 
the City of Chicago is carrying on an 
important investigation. The results of 
this work ought to be of material bene- 
fit to this entire community, as indicat- 
ing for the future the methods .of hand- 
ling very troublesome questions. 

The commission's work is seriously 
hampered by lack of funds to pay for 
certain work which would seem to be 
necessary. Under the circumstances I 
think the city could, with perfect pro- 
priety, make a small appropriation to as- 
sist the work of this commission, and I 
would respectfully recommend flint the 



subject-matter be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

also, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 7 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 
communication from the General Super- 
intendent of Police making certain rec- 
ommendations concerning cab stands. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the com- 
munication from the General Superin- 
tendent of Police, transmitted with the 
foregoing communication, to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. ] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith transmit to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from the owners of circuses, and suggest 
that the same be referred to an appro- 
priate committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the said 
communication, transmitted with the 
foregoing communication, to the Commit- 
tee on License. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordi- 
nances filed in his office since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil, which was ordered printed in the 
Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 



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Office of the City Clerk, } 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council: 

Gentlemen — I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds filed in this office 
since your last preceding meeting: 

R. J. Kittredge & Co., acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of Nov. 15th, 1909, iron 
pipe; filed Comptroller's office Dec. 9th, 

1909, Clerk's office, May 2nd, 1910. 
Chicago & North- Western Railway Co., 

acceptance and bond, switch track, ordi- 
nance Feb. 28th, 1910; filed April 22nd, 
1910. 

Chicago & North- Western Railway Co., 
acceptance and bond, ordinance of March 
28th, 1910, change in subways; filed 
April 27th, 1910. 

Harris Safe Deposit Company, accept- 
ance and bond, ordinance of March 14, 

1910, vault; filed April 22nd, 1910. 
John A. Duffin, acceptance and bond, 

ordinance of March 21st, 1910, canopy; 
filed April 27th, 1910. 

F. C. Smalley, acceptance and bond, 
ordinance of March 28th, 1910, canopy; 
filed April 20th, 1910. 

Buick Motor Company, acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 21st, 1910, 
switch track; filed April 14th, 1910. 

Ford Manufacturing Company, accept- 
ance and bond, ordinance of March 14th. 
1910, bridge; filed April 18th, 1910. 

Henrietta A. Boal, acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 28th, 1910, 
switch track; filed April 29th, 1910. 

Illinois Malleable Iron Company, ac- 
ceptance and bond, ordinance of March 
21st, 1910, switch track; filed April 29th, 
1910. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

A petition of certain residents of the 
city west of 40th avenue, praying relief 
from street railway conditions, together 
with a report from Mr. Charles K. Moh- 
ler to the Austin Association, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Independent Brewing 
Association to construct, maintain and 



operate a railroad switch track crossing 
Judson and Dayton streets, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 



An ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed March 15, 1909, granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Chicago City 
Railway Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a railroad switch track, 
with turnouts, across 78th, 79th and 81st 
streets and along Wentworth avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the select Committee on 
Compensation. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance, providing for 
the vacation of part of the east-and-west 
public alley lying between Armitage 
avenue and Homer street, west of North 
Rockwell street (Sub-block 1, in Block 
2, in Johnston's subdivision, E. y 2 , S. E. 
14, Section 36-40-13), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

The following is the said ordinance : 

Whereas, The Chicago Railways Com- 
pany finds it necessary to build a car 
house on its block of ground bounded by 
Armitage avenue on the north, Campbell 
avenue on the east, Homer street on the 
south and Rockwell street on the west; 
and, 

Whereas, Also, there is an unvacated 
east and west alley through a part of 
said block; and 

W t hereas, It is necessary to occupy 
the entire space, inclusive of said alley, 
in said block; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west public alley in the rear of Lots 
twenty-one (21) to twenty-five (25), 
both inclusive, and twenty-six (26) to 
thirty ( 30 ) , both inclusive, in Sub-block 
one ( 1 ) in Jacobs' Subdivision of Block 
two (2) of Johnston's Subdivision of the 
east one-half (E. y 2 ) of the southeast 
one-quarter (S. E. 14) of Section thirty- 
six (36), Township forty (40) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illi- 
nois, and more particularly described as 
commencing at the southeast corner of 
Lot twenty-one (21), Sub-block one (1), 
Jacobs' Subdivision, as aforesaid; thence 



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west along the south line of Lots twenty- 
one (21) to twenty-five (25), both inclu- 
sive, 119.5 feet more or less to the east 
line of Rockwell street; thence south 
along said east line 16 feet more or less 
to the northwest corner of Lot twenty- 
six (26), Sub-block one (1), Jacobs' 
Subdivision, as aforesaid; thence east 
along north line of Lots twenty-six (26) 
to thirty (30), both inclusive.' 119.5 feet 
more or less to the northeast corner of 
Lot thirty (30); thence north 16 feet 
more or less to the place of beginning, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words, 'To be vacated," upon the plat 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part hereof, be 
and hereby is vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the Chicago 
Railways Company shall deposit with the 

City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars ( $ ) , as a fund 

for the payment of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from the 
vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject, however, to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof, provided that 
within sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance the said Chicago Rail- 
ways Company shall file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance, and a plat, properly executed 
and acknowledged, showing the vacation 
herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of public alleys lying in the block 
bounded by Wrightwood avenue, Shef- 
field avenue, Lill avenue and Seminary 
avenue (Block 17, Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division, east y.> of Section 29-40-14), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alloys, North Division. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

WHEREAS, The Chicago Railways Com- 
pany, a corporation duly organized on 
the 30th day of October, A. D. 1903, and 
subsisting under and by virtue of the 
laws of the State of Illinois, procured a 
franchise from tlie City of Chicago on 
February 11th, 1907, to construct, oper- 
ate and maintain electric street icar 



lines, for the carriage of passengers, mail 
and other matter, in along and upon cer- 
tain streets in the City of Chicago and 
is now operating thereunder, and has, in 
connection with said street car lines, a 
certain car barn known as the Wright- 
wood avenue car barn, which fronts on 
Wrightwood avenue to the north, Shef- 
field avenue to the east and Lill avenue 
to the south and abuts on a north and 
south alley, and is located on Lots one- 
(1) and two (2) in Lill's Subdivision 
of the east one-half (E. y 2 ) of Block 
seventeen (17) in the Canal Trustees'" 
Subdivision of the east one-half (E. y 2 } 
of Section twenty-nine (29), Township 
forty (40) North, Range fourteen (14), 
Eiast of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois'; and, 

Whereas, It has become necessary to 
enlarge said car barn in order to shelter 
and house the cars used by said Chicago 
Railways Company; and, 

Whereas, In order to enlarge said car 
barn to enable the Chicago Railways 
Company to render good service to the 
public and its patrons, it has become 
necessary to acquire property to the west 
of said car barn; and, 

Whereas, There is a north and south 
public alley immediately west of said 
Wrightwood avenue car barn; and, 

Whereas, The said Chicago Railways 
Company has acquired or contracted to 
acquire, by purchase, all of the property 
on said Wrightwood avenue extending 
from the said north and south alley adja- 
cent to said Wrightwood avenue car 
barn, to the west line of Lot five (5) in 
the Subdivision of the north one-half (N. 
V 2 ) of Lots four (4) and five (5) in 
Lill's Subdivision of the east one-half 
(E. y a ) of Block seventeen (17) in the 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the east 
one-half (E. y 2 ) of Section twenty-nine 
(29), Township forty (40) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, and all of the property 
fronting on Lill avenue from the same 
alley west to the west line of Lot four 
(4) in Niemann's Subdivision of Lots 
one (1) to five (5) in Cad well's Subdi- 
vision of the south one-half (S. y 2 ) of 
Lots four (4) and five (5) in Lill's Sub- 
division of the east one-half (E. y 2 ) of 
Block seventeen (17) in the Canal Trus- 
tees 5 Subdivision of the east one-half 
(E. y B ) of Section twenty-nine (29), 
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teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian ; and, 

Whereas, There is an east and west 
public alley, extending from the west line 
of said north and south alley to Semin- 
ary avenue, separating the property pro- 
posed to be used for the purpose of en- 
larging said Wrightwood avenue car 
barn; and, 

Whereas, It is necessary to vacate 
said north and south alley and so much 
of said east and west alley as abuts on 
the said property proposed to be used 
for enlarging said car barn; now, there- 
fore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley west of and adjoining 
the west line of Lot two (2) in Lill's 
Subdivision of the east one-half (E. 
y 2 ) of Block seventeen (17) in the 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the east 
one-half (E. y 2 ) of Section twenty-nine 
(29), Township forty (40) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; also 

That part of the east and west public 
alley extending from the west line of 
said north and south alley so to be va- 
cated to a diagonal line extending from 
a point on the south line of said Lot 
five (5) in the Subdivision of the north 
one-half (N. y 2 ) of Lots four (4) and 
five (5) in Lill's Subdivision of the east 
one-half (E. y 2 ) of Block seventeen (17) 
in the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the 
east one-half (E. y 2 ) of Section twenty- 
nine (29), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and sixteen (16) 
feet east of the west line of said Lot 
five (5) to a point in the north line of 
Lot four (4) in Niemann's Subdivision 
of Lots one (1) to five (5) in Cadwell's 
Subdivision of the south one-half (S. 
y 2 ) of Lots four (4) and five (5) in 
Lill's Subdivision of the east one -half 
(E. y 2 ) of Block seventeen (17) in the 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the East 
one-half (E. y 2 ) of Section twenty-nine 
(29), Township forty (40) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, sixteen (16) feet east of 
the west line of said Lot four (4), as col- 
ored in red and indicated by the words, 
"To be vacated," upon the plat hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part hereof, be and here- 
by are vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 



vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the Chi- 
cago Railways Company shall dedicate 
to the public and open for public use as 
an alley the west sixteen (16) feet of 
said Lot five (5) in the Subdivision of 
the north one-half (N. y 2 ) of Lots four 
(4) and five (5) in Lill's Subdivision of 
the East one-half (E, y 2 ) of Block seven- 
teen ( 17 ) in the Canal Trustees' Subdivi- 
sion of the East one-half (E. y 2 ) of Sec- 
tion twenty-nine (29), Township forty 
(40) ^orth, Range fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian; also the 
west sixteen (16) feet of Lot four (4) in 
Niemann's Subdivision of Lots one (1) 
to five (5) in Cadwell's Subdivision of 
the south one-half (S. %) of Lots four 

(4) and five (5) in Lill's Subdivision of 
the east one-half (E. y 2 ) of Block seven- 
teen (17) in the Canal Trustees' Subdi- 
vision of the east one-half (E. y 2 ) of 
Section twenty-nine (29), Township 
forty (40) North, Range fourteen (14) r 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; so 
that there shall extend from Wrightwood 
avenue to Lill avenue a public alley six- 
teen (16) feet in width, intersecting the 
alley extending from the diagonal line 
hereinbefore described, commencing at a 
point on the south line of said Lot five 

(5) in said Subdivision of the north one- 
half (N. y 2 ) of said Lots four (4) and 
five (5) above described and sixteen (16) 
feet east of the west line of said Lot 
five (5) to a point on the north line of 
said Lot four (4) in said Niemann's Sub- 
division of said Lots one ( 1 ) to five ( 5 ) 
in Cadwell's Subdivision of the south 
one-half (S. %) of Lots four (4) and 
five (5) in Lill's Subdivision of the east 
one-half (E. %) of Block seventeen (17) 
in the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the 
east one-half (E. y 2 ) of Section twenty- 
nine (29), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, to Seminary avenue, 
as shown in yellow on the aforesaid plat 
and marked ■ "To be dedicated." ; and 
further shall, within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance, pay to the 

City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars ( $ ) toward a 

fund for the payment of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, however, to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof, provided said 
Chicago Railways Company shall, within- 



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sixty (GO) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordinance, 
and a plat, properly executed and ac- 
knowledged, showing the vacation and 
dedication herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

Petitions containing frontage consents 
of property-owners for the construction of 
street railways as follows: In West Van 
Bur en street^ from South Kedzie avenue 
to South Spaulding avenue; in North 
Rockwell street, from Armitage ave- 
nue to Homer street; in North Camp- 
bell avenue, from Armitage avenue to 
Homer street, and in West North avenue, 
from North 46th avenue to North 50th 
avenue. 

Aid. Foreman moved to refer the said 
petitions to the Commissioner of Public 
Works for verification. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The claim of John Giba and Josef a 
Giba for damages for injury to property 
caused by elevation of railroad tracks 
and change in grade of street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Commonwealth Edison Company, { 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men of the City of Chicago, in City 
Co u n ci I A ssembled: 

Gentlemen — On the 14th of March, 
1910, the Commonwealth Edison Com- 
pany presented to your Honorable Body 
a communication requesting permission, 
through a suitable ordinance, for a 
switch railway in connection with its 
proposed new generating station upon 
the North Branch of the Chicago River 
between Roscoe and Addison streets 
(Council Proceedings of that date, page 
3338). This communication was referred 
to the Committee on Local Industries, 
which subsequently took up the matter 
with representatives of this Company, 
and suggested that this Company prepare 
and submit to the Committee a draft of 
an ordinance such as was desired, with a 
blue print showing the location. A draft 
of an ordinance was accordingly prepared, 
but meantime the municipal election in- 



tervened, and the Committee was reor- 
ganized, so that now some doubt has been 
felt respecting the jurisdiction of the 
Committee, unless the subject matter is 
again referred to it by order of the 
Council. The Company therefore presents 
the matter anew to your Honorable Body, 
referring herein to its previous communi- 
cation, and submits herewith a draft 
of the desired ordinance, with an 
accompanying blue print, and it 
begs to request that the matter 
may be again referred to the Committee 
on Local Industries for consideration, or 
that such other disposition be made of it 
as to your Honorable Body shall seem 
proper. 

Very respectfully yours, 

Commonwealth Edison Company, 

(Signed) By Samuel Insull, 

President. 

Aid. Capp moA*ed to refer the said com- 
munication, together with the ordinance 
submitted therewith, to the Committee 
on Local Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing that one hun- 
dred and twenty-eight cubic feet of fire- 
wood shall constitute a cord, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented a duplicate pay- 
roll submitted by the City Comptroller 
for the month of March, 1910, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

also, 

Bids received by the said Comptroller 
in answer to advertisements for the sale 
of Fire Department horses, scrap iron and 
hose. 

On motion of Aid. Snow, the said bids 
were ordered opened and referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The said bids read as follows: 

Chicago, April 18, 1910. 

Hon. Waller II. Wilson, City Comp- 
troller, Chicago, III. : 

Siit— We beg to make the following 



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35 



offer for scrap material from Fire De- 
partment, as advertised by you: 

Heavy scrap iron $12.25 per ton 

Rubber hose 52,00 per ton 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Herman I. Miller. 

(Check for $25.00 enclosed.) 

Chicago, 111., February 26, 1910. 
Mr. Walter H. Wilson, City Comptroller, 
Chicago, III.: % 

Dear Sir — The American Express 
Company wishes to purchase 1,500 feet 
of scrap fire hose and herewith submit 
bid of 2c per foot (total $30.00) for 
same. We also agree to call for same 
at the house of Engine Company No. 1, 
271 Fifth avenue, provided bid is ac- 
cepted. Check for $3.00 (being 10 per- 
cent, of amount of bid) is enclosed here- 
with. 

Yours truly, 
American Express Company, 
(Signed) Per E. J. Lambright, 

Superintendent Stables. 
(Check for $3.00 enclosed.; 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Department of Finance, } 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. } 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — The Hamilton National 
Bank, designated as one of the deposi- 
tories for city funds for the year 1910, 
having been absorbed by the National 
City Bank, desires to have their bond 
canceled and returned to them for the 
purpose of securing from the surety com- 
pany the amount of unearned premium. 

The -enclosed order is herewith respect- 
fully submitted to your Honorable Body 
for approval. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) Walter H. WIlson, 

Comptroller. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the order submitted with 
the said communication. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said 
order. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
der was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 



Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dtlnn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Whereas, The Hamilton National 
Bank, designated as one of the deposi- 
taries of city funds for the year 1910, 
having accounted for all the moneys in 
their possession, now desire to have their 
bond cancelled, for the purpose of ob- 
taining a rebate of premium paid by 
them to the surety company, 

It is Ordered, That the City Clerk be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to deliver to said bank the bond given 
to secure deposits for the year 1910, and 
to mark such bond cancelled. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Department of Finance, 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men, in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — The following banks, 
named as depositories for city funds by 
your Honorable Body December 20th, 
1909, desiring to increase their deposits, 
have filed bonds in the amounts stated 
below in legal form and surety as re- 
quired by law, which are herewith re- 
spectfully submitted for your approval. 
The ordinance passed by your Honor- 
able Body on March 14th, 1910, (Council 
Proceedings, page 3421), grants au- 
thority for the additional deposits. 
Commercial National Bank. . .$200,000.00 
Continental National Bank . . 200,000.00 
First National Bank, Chicago 200,000.00 
First Trust & Savings Bank. . 200,000.00 
Harris Trust & Savings Bank. 200,000.00 
Hibernian Banking Association 200,000.00 
National Bank of the Republic 200,000.00 
National City Bank of Chicago 150,000.00 

State Bank of Chicago 200,000.00 

Union Trust Company 200,000.00 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 



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Aid. Snow moved to approve the bonds 
submitted with the said communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Eichert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever/Brennan, Healy, Powers, Stewart, 
Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Krumholz, Haderlein, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, 
Littler, Twigg, Mueller, McDermott, Mc- 
Inerney, Kearns, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—62. 

Nays — None. 



CITY ELECTRICIAN. 

The Clerk presented the annual report 
of the Department of Electricity sub- 
mitted by the City Electrician for the 
year ended December 31, 1909, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF BUILDINGS. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings, which was ordered 
published and referred to the Committee 
on Finance: 

Department of Buildings, } 
Chicago, May 2, 1910. \ 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 

City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — This Department has re- 
cently undergone considerable criticism 
for alleged laxity in inspection of exist- 
ing buildings, induced, mainly, by the loss 
of life in the recent L. Fish Furniture 
store fire. 

I desire to set before you a few facts, 
in order that you may understand what 
an absolute impossibility it is for this 
Department to properly conduct a regu- 
lar inspection of the existing buildings 
of this city, with the small force of 
building inspectors at our command. 

A provision of the building ordinance 
requires the weekly inspection of all 
the buildings in the course of construc- 
tion within the limits of the city. Dur- 
ing the past year, there were constructed 
in llie City of Chicago new buildings to 



the extent of ninety million ($90,000,- 
000) dollars. The year previous, the 
valuation of buildings constructed was 
sixty-four million dollars ($64,000,000). 
In that year (1908), there were forty- 
eight building inspectors. During the 
past year (1909), the number was only 
thirty-six, by reason of a reduction in the 
annual appropriation bill for the year 
1909. While there was an increase in 
building operations of upward of forty 
per cent., our force was reduced twenty- 
five per cent. 

You will, therefore, readily see that 
the possibility of conducting an inspec- 
tion of existing buildings, without neg- 
lecting the inspection work of new 
buildings, with our present force is very 
remote. 

While the Municipal Code does not 
charge us with the inspection of existing 
buildings, except where a complaint is 
filed against a particular building, it 
seems to be the popular idea that it is 
the duty of the Department of Build- 
ings to carry on a systematic inspection 
of such buildings. 

At the present time, I have attempted 
an inspection of all the buildings in the 
district lying between Chicago avenue 
and 22nd street and Halsted street and 
the lake. In order to do this, I have 
taken ten men from their regular dis- 
tricts and assigned them to this special 
work. This inspection will take, ap- 
proximately, one year to complete, and, 
in order to accomplish it, the regular 
districts have to be enlarged and the 
work of inspection of new buildings neg- 
lected to a certain extent. 

I would respectfully ask that some 
means be found whereby an appropria- 
tion can be made to cover the employ- 
ment of forty additional inspectors and 
three additional clerks for this depart- 
ment, who may be assigned altogether to 
the work of the inspection of existing 
buildings. 

The general unsafe conditions that 
have been found in buildings already in- 
spected make it very necessary that this 
department be given sufficient help to do 
this work. 

If the funds to cover this work can not 
be procured in any other manner, I would 
suggest that the Code be so amended that 
this department be authorized to make 
a charge on building owners for this in- 
spection. A very low inspection fee. such 
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and electric wiring inspections would be 
sufficient to sustain this additional force. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Murdoch Campbell, 

Commissioner of Buildings. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works : 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, May 2nd, 1910. ] 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith for 
consideration by your Honorable Body 
ordinance providing for the extension of 
authority to the North American Brew- 
ing & Malting Company to maintain 
switch tracks in Bloomingdale road, be- 
tween Ashland avenue and the Chicago 
& Northwestern Railway; also ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part of al- 
ley in, the block bounded by Eastman 
street, Cherry avenue, Rees street and 
North Branch street for the benefit of 
Franklin Marling. 

The authority under which the tracks 
in the first mentioned ordinance were 
constructed expired November 12th, 1909, 
and the grantee has agreed to accept a 
new ordinance at an increased rate of 
compensation in the event same is passed 
by the Council. 

The vacation ordinance is one of the 
matters referred by the Public Lands 
Committee and the parties have agreed 
to pay the compensation required in the 
event of the passage of an ordinance by 
the Council. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
(Signed) H. V. McGurren, 

Supt., Bureau of Compensation. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordi- 
nances submitted with the said commu- 
nication be referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the said ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the said 
, alley : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the twenty 



(20) foot public alley running in a west- 
terly direction northwesterly of and' ad- 
joining the northwesterly line of Lots six 
(6) to ten (10), both inclusive, and that 
part of the twenty (20) foot public al- 
ley running in a northerly direction 
northeasterly of and adjoining the north- 
easterly line of Lot five (5), excepting 
therefrom the northwesterly twenty (20) 
feet thereof, all in Block sixty-six (66), 
Elston's Addition to Chicago in north- 
east quarter (N. E. %), Section five (5), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; said parts of said alleys 
being further described as all of the pub- 
lic alley running in a westerly direction 
and the southeasterly eighteen (18) feet 
of the public alley running in a northerly 
direction in the block bounded on the 
northwest by Eastman street, on the 
southeast by Rees street, on the north- 
east by Cherry avenue and on the south- 
west by N. Branch street, as colored in 
red and indicated by tne words "To be 
vacated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance, be and the 
same are hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance Franklin 
Marling shall dedicate to the public and 
open up for public use as alleys the 
northwesterly twenty (20) feet of Lots 
five (5) and eleven (11), in Block sixty- 
six, of Elston's Addition to Chicago afore- 
mentioned, as colored in yellow and indi- 
cated by the words "To be dedicated" 
upon the aforementioned plat; and fur-, 
ther shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance pay to the 

City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars ($ ) toward a fund for the 

payment and satisfaction of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise from 
the vacation of said alley; and further 
shall within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance deposit, if 
necessary, with the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient in the judgment of the 
Commissioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost of constructing sidewalk and 
curb across entrances to alley herein va- 
cated and paving and curbing return into 
alleys herein dedicated, similar to the 
sidewalk, paving and curbing in North 
Branch street and Cherry avenue, be- 
tween Rees street and Eastman street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



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passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof., provided said Franklin 
Marling shall within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance file 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance and a plat, 
properly " executed and acknowledged, 
showing the vacation and dedication here- 
in provided for. 

ALSO, 

A verification report on petitions con- 
taining frontage consents for the opera- 
tion by the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany of a double track street railway in 
Kedzie avenue, from 31st street to 38th 
street, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

The said report contained the following 
summary : 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 7,766.76 

Majority of which is 3,883.39 

Feet. 

Total frontage signed 5,663.28 

Total fi'ontage rejected. . . 00.00 

Total frontage verified. . .5,663.28 ' 

Surplus 1,779.89 

ALSO, 

Communications recommending the 
passage of orders submitted therewith, 
authorizing the said Commissioner to lay 
water supply pipes in certain streets 
therein named. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said orders. 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the said 
orders. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
orders were passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, i.iurray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading. Block, 
Ryan, Donaboe. Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



The following are the said orders as 
passed : 

Ordered,. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to lay water mains in the 
following streets: 

In Huron street, from Fairbanks court 
eastward 200 feet; size, 6-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$250.00. Pays 10 "cents. 

In Castello avenue, from North 47th 
avenue westward 530 feet; size, 6-inch; 
probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $662.50. Pays 10 cents. 

In Prairie avenue, from 120th street 
to 120th place; size, 6-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, $425. 
Pays 10 cents. 

In Central Park avenue, from Grace 
street to Waveland avenue; size, 8-inch; 
probable, cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $882. Pays 10 cents. 

In North 40th court, from Augusta 
street to Iowa street; size, 8-inch, and 
in Augusta street, from North 40th 
avenue to North 40th court; size, 12- 
inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $1,536. Pays 10 cents. 

In south side of Madison street, from 
48th avenue westward 142 feet; size, 
6-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $177.50. Pays 10 cents. 

In North 52d avenue, from Berteau 
avenue to Belle Plaine avenue,*- size, 8- 
inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $954.80. Pays 10 cents. 

In south side of Irving Park boulevard, 
from Kedzie avenue to Troy street; size, 
8-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $224. Pays 10 cents. 

In Cortez street, from 398 feet east of 
Pine avenue to Willow avenue; size, 
6-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $402.50. Pays 10 cents. 

In Harding avenue, from Ainslie street 
to Argyle avenue; size, 8-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$910. Pays 10 cents. 

In 103d place, from Wabash avenue 
westward 225 feet; size, 6-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$281.25. Pays 10 cents. 

In Balmoral avenue, from 280 feet 
west of 50th avenue to 50th avenue; size, 
8-inch ; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $308. Pays 10 cents. 

In alley north of 55th street, from 
Lincoln street eastward 92 feet; size, 
0-inch ; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $115. Pays 10 cents. 



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In Harding avenue, from Division 
street northward 340 feet; size, 6-inch; 
probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $425. Pays 10 cents. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to lay water mains in the fol- 
lowing streets: 

In south side of West End avenue, 
from 47th avenue to 48th avenue; size, 
6-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $750. Pays 10 cents. 

In Cornelia avenue, from 41st court 
to 42nd avenue ; size, 6-inch ; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$272.50. Pays 24 cents. 

In North 51st avenue, from 217 feet 
south of Berteau avenue to Belle Plaine 
avenue ; size, 8-inch ; probable cost, in- 
cluding hydrants and basins, $536.20. 
Pays 10 cents. 

In Van Buren street, from 53rd avenue 
to 52nd avenue ; size, 6-inch ; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, $850. 
Pays 10 cents. 

In School street, from Drake avenue 
eastward 245 feet; size, 6-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$306.25. Pays 1-0 cents. 

In Carmen avenue, from Lincoln ave- 
nue westward 600 feet; size, 6-inch; 
probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $750. Pays 10 cents. 

In Barton avenue, from Touhy avenue 
to Phillips avenue; size, 6-inch; prob- 
able cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$762.50. Pays 10 cents. 

In Spaulding avenue, from 390 feet 
south of Grace street southward 60 feet; 
size, 8-inch; probable cost, including hy- 
drants and basins, $84. Pays 10 cents. 

In Harding avenue, from Cortland 
street to Bloomingdale road ; size, 6-inch ; 
probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $750.50. Pays 10 cents. 

In north side of Humboldt boulevard, 
from 136 feet west of Mozart street to 
California avenue; size, 6-inch; prob- 
able cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$600. Pays 10 cents. 

In Indiana avenue, from 120th street 
to 120th place; size, 6-inch; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$425. Pays 10 cents. 

In Montrose avenue, from 52nd avenue 
to 53d avenue; size, 8-inch; probable 
cost, including "hydrants and basins, 
$957.60. Pays 10 cents. 

In Humboldt avenue, from 48th avenue 



eastward 400 feet ; size, 6-inch ; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$500. Pays 10 cents. 

In Ridgeway avenue, from Belmont ave- 
nue to Milwaukee avenue; size, 8-inch; 
probable cost, including hydrants and 
basins, $959. Pays 10 cents. 

In North 51st avenue, from Irving 
Park avenue to Belle Plaine avenue; size, 
8-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $991.20. Pays 10 cents. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to lay water mains in the fol- 
lowing streets : 

In Homan avenue, from 38th street to 
37th place; .size, 6-inch; probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $275. 
Pays 10 cents. 

In south side of Irving Park boule- 
vard, from Springfield avenue to Hard- 
ing avenue; size, 8-inch; probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $336. 
Pays 10 cents. 

In Avers avenue, from Fullerton ave- 
nue to Belden avenue; size, 8-inch; prob- 
able cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$840. Pays 10 cents. 

In Avers avenue, from north line of 
Belden avenue southward 145 feet; size, 
8-inch; probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $203. Pays 10 cents. 

In Calumet avenue, from 120th street 
southward 190 feet; size, 8-inch; prob- 
able cost, including hydrants and basins, 
Pays 10 cents. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF POLICE 
PENSION FUND. 

The Clerk presented the quarterly re- 
port submitted by the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Police Pension Fund for the 
period ended April 12, 1910, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented a request submit- 
ted by the Board of Education for the 
vacation of part of an alley lying in the 
block bounded by Wilcox avenue, Adams 
street, Springfield avenue and 40th ave- 
nue, adjoining the Delano school site 
(Block 6, Lambert Tree's Subdivision, 
W. y 2 , N. W. y 4 , Section 14-39-13), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



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BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Clerk presented lists, submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, of 
assessment rolls filed in the Superior 
Court April 22, 1910, for final hearing 
May 9, 1910, and rolls filed respectively 
in the County and Superior Courts April 
27, 1910, for final hearing May 13, 1910, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance establishing the grades 
of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long. Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson. Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, "Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, ,Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance, which were ordered 
printed in the Journal and referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND 
ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD) OF LOCAL 
IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
We hereby submit an ordinance for 
the improvement, adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catch basins, constructing and 
connecting catch basin inlets, construct- 
ing new catcli basins complete, resetting 
curbstones and curbing with sandstone 
curbstones on limestone blocks, grading 
and paving with ereosoted wooden blocks 
on one-inch of sand and six inches of 
Portland cement concrete, joints filled 
with eoal tar. surface dressed with one- 
quarter of ail inch of sand, the roadway 
of West Madison street, from a straight 
line connecting the northeast curb corner 
of North 40th avenue witn the southeast 
curl) corner of South 40th avenue to a 



straight line connecting the northwest 
corner of North 48th avenue with the 
southwest corner of South 48th avenue 
and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of 
said West Madison street between said 
points (except that part of the inter- 
section of South 40th avenue lying south 
of the south line of the street railway 
right of way on West Madison street 
and east of the east line of the street 
railway right of way on South 40th ave- 
nue produced north, and except that part 
of the intersection of South 40th avenue 
lying west of the west line of the street 
railway right of way on South 40th ave- 
nue produced north and south of a 
straight line connecting the southeast and 
southwest curb corners of South 40th 
avenue and West Madison street, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
North 41st avenue lying north of the 
north curb line of West Madison street, 
and except the intersections of North 43d 
avenue, South 43d avenue, North 45th 
n venue and South 45th avenue with West 
Madison street, and except cement curb 
and curb walls now in place thereon be- 
tween said points, and also except street 
railway rights of way thereon between 
said points, which rights of way are, by 
the ordinances granting them, required 
to be paved and kept in repair by the 
comnanies owning, operating- and con- 
trolling the same), in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, together with an estimate of the 
cost of said improvement, and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, and 
the making of the improvement contem- 
plated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert F. Keeney, 

John Minwegen, 

Vincent J. Jozwiakowski, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 

City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, May 2nd, A. D. 1910. 



RSTIMATR OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, and to the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Council Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago having adopted a 
resolution that the .roadway of West 
Madison street from a straight line con- 
necting the northeast curb corner of 
North 40th avenue with the southeast 



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curb corner of South 40th avenue to a 
straight line connecting the northwest 
corner of North 48th avenue with the 
southwest corner of South 48th avenue, 
and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of 
said West Madison street between said 
points (except that part of the inter- 
section of South 40th avenue lying south 
of the south line of the street railway 
right of way on West Madison street and 
east of the east line of the street rail- 
way right of way on South 40th avenue 
produced north, and except that part of 
the intersection of South 40th avenue ly- 
ing west of the west line of the street 
railway right of way on South 40th ave- 
nue produced north and south of a 
straight line connecting the southeast 
and southwest curb corners of South 40th 
avenue and West Madison street, and 
except that part of the intersection of 
North 41st avenue lying north of the 
north curb line of West Madison street, 
and except the intersections of North 43d 
avenue, South 43d avenue, North 45th 
avenue and South 45th avenue with 
West Madison street, and except cement 
curb and curb walls now in place there- 
on between said points, and also except 
street railway rights of way thereon be- 
tween said points, which rights of way 
are, by the ordinances granting them, re- 
quired to be paved and kept in repair 
by the companies owning, operating and 
controlling the same), be improved by 
adjusting sewer manholes and catch 
basins, constructing and connecting catch 
basin inlets, constructing new catch 
basins complete, resetting curbstones and 
curbing with sandstone curbstones on 
limestone blocks, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks on one 
inch of sand and six inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, joints filled with 
coal tar, surface dressed with one-quarter 
of an inch of sand, and presented to the 
City Council of the City of Chicago a 
recommendation that such local improve- 
ment be made, I hereby submit an esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, 
including labor and materials, viz.: 

Resetting curb stones on lime- 
stone blocks, 1,000 lineal 
feet at 20c $ 200.00 

Sandstone curbstones on lime- 
stone blocks, 8,860 lineal 

. feet at 70c 6,202.00 

Paving with creosoted wooden 
blocks on 1-inch of sand 
and 6 inches of Portland 
cement concrete, joints filled 



with coal tar, surface 

dressed with one-quarter of 

an inch of sand, 37,480 

square yards at $3.38 126,682.40 

Constructing 35 new catch 

basins complete at $50 1,750.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and 

catch basins, and construct- 
ing and connecting catch 

basin inlets 1,165.60 



xotal $136,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion 
the above estimate does not exceed the 
probable cost of the above proposed im- 
provement. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
Dated, Chicago, May 2nd, A. D. 1910. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement, adjusting sewer 
manholes and catch basins, construct- 
ing and connecting catch basin inlets, 
constructing new catch basins com- 
plete, resetting curbstones, curbing, 
grayling and paving, of the roadway 
of West Madison street from a straight 
line connecting the northeast curb cor- 
ner of North 40th avenue with the 
southeast curb corner of South 40th 
avenue to a straight line connecting 
the northwest corner of North 48th 
avenue with the southwest corner of 
South 48th avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said West 
Madison street between said points 
(except that part of the intersection 
of South 40th avenue lying south of 
the south line of the street railway 
right of way on West Madison street 
and east of the east line otf the 
street railway right of way on South 
40th avenue produced north, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
South 40th avenue lying west of the 
west line of the street railway right 
of way on South 40th avenue pro- 
duced north, and south of a straight 
line connecting the southeast and 
southwest curb corners of South 40th 
avenue and West Madison street, and 
except that part of the intersection of 
North 41st avenue lying north of the 
north curb line of West Madison street, 
and except the intersections of North 
43d avenue, South 43d avenue, North 
45th avenue and South 45th avenue 
with West Madison street, and except 



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cement curb and curb walls now in 
place thereon between said points, and 
also except street railway rights of 
way thereon between said points, which 
rights of way are by tne ordinances 
granting them required to be paved 
and kept in repair by the companies 
owning, operating and controlling the 
same), in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, 
in said County and State, the nature, 
character, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as follows, 
to-wit : 

That the roadway of West Madison 
street from a straight line connecting 
the northeast curb corner of North 40th 
avenue with the southeast curb corner 
of South 40th avenue to a straight line 
connecting the northwest corner of North 
48th avenue with the southwest corner 
of South 48th avenue, the width of which 
roadway is hereby established at eighty 
(80) feet, and also the roadways of all 
intersecting streets extended fr<wn the 
curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of said West Madison street 
between said points, except as hereinafter 
specifically provided, be and the same 
are hereby ordered improved as follows: 

The curbstones now in place on each 
side of said roadway of said West Madi- 
son street, and on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said West 
Madison street between said points (ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
South 40th avenue lying south of the 
south line of the street railway right of 
way on West Madison street and east of 
the east line of the street railway right 
of way on South 40th avenue produced 
north, and except that part of the inter- 
section of South 40th avenue lying west 
of the west line of the street railway 
right of way on South 40th avenue pro- 
duced north and south of a straight line 
connecting the southeast and southwest 
curb corners of South 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, and except that 
part of the intersection of North 41st 
avenue lying north of the north curb 
line of West Madison street, and except 
the intersections of North 4.'i(l avenue. 
South 43d avenue, North *5th avenue and 
Sr mM h 4.")tli avenue with West Madison 
street), to the extent of one thousand 



(1,000) lineal feet, shall be reset in such 
a manner that the roadway face of the 
curbstones shall be parallel with and 
forty (40) feet from the center line of 
said West Madison street, and in such a 
manner that the roadway face of the 
curbstones shall conform with the curb 
line on each side of all said intersecting 
streets between said points. 

The best quality of new sandstone 
curbstones shall be set on edge along 
their length on each side of said road- 
way of said West Madison street be- 
tween said points (except that part of 
the intersection of South 40th avenue 
lying south of the south line of the 
street railway right of way on West Mad- 
ison street and east of the east line of 
the street railway right of way on South 
40th avenue produced north, and except 
that part of the intersection of South 
40th avenue lying west of the west line 
of the street railway right of way on 
South 40th avenue produced north and 
south of a straight line connecting the 
southeast and southwest curb corners 
of South 40th avenue and West Madison 
street, and except the intersections of 
North 43d avenue. South 43d avenue, 
North 45th avenue and South 45th ave- 
nue with West Madison street, and ex- 
cept across the roadways of all other in- 
tersecting streets, and except where ce- 
ment curb and curb walls are now in 
place thereon between -said points, and 
also except where curbstones now in 
place shall be reset as hereinbefore pro- 
vided), in such a manner that the road- 
way face of the new curbstones shall be 
parallel with and forty (40) feet from 
the center line of said West Madison 
street; and the best quality of new 
sandstone curbstones shall be set on edge 
along their length on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said West 
Madison street between said points (ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
South 40th avenue lying south of the 
south line of the street railway right 
of way on West Madison street and east 
of the east line of the street railway 
right of way on South 40th avenue pro- 
duced north, and except that part of the 
intersection of South 40th avenue lying 
west of the west line of the street rail- 
way right of way on South 40th avenue 
produced north and south of a straight 
line connecting the southeast and south- 
west curb corners of South 40th avenue 
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that part of the intersection of North 
41st avenue lying north of the north curb 
line of West Madison street, and except 
the intersections of North 43d avenue, 
South 43d avenue, North 45th avenue 
and South 45th avenue with West Madi- 
son street, and except where cement curb 
and curb walls are now in place thereon 
between said points, and also except 
where curbstones now in place shall be 
reset as hereinbefore provided), in such 
a manner that the roadway face of the 
new curbstones shall conform with the 
curb line on each side of all said inter- 
secting streets between said points. 

Said new curbstones .shall be four (4) 
feet long, two and one-half (2y 2 ) feet 
deep and five ( 5 ) inches thick after being 
dressed, with the top edge straight, full 
and square. The upper roadway edge 
of all said curbstones shall be cut to a 
true arc of a circle having a radius of 
two (2) inches. Each curbstone to be 
neatly bush-hammered on its top surface 
and on its roadway face for the space of 
twelve (12) inches down from the top, 
and on its back for the space of two ( 2 ) 
inches down from the top, and shall have 
a straight base its whole length. All 
of said curbstones shall be firmly bedded 
upon flat limestone blocks, said blocks to 
be one (1) foot in length, eight (8) inch- 
es in width and six (6) inches in thick- 
ness. One ( 1 ) of said blocks shall be 
placed under each end of each of said 
curbstones. 

Earth filling, free from animal or vege- 
table matter, shall be placed at the back 
of all said curbstones, the top of said 
filling to be even with the top of all said 
curbstones. Said filling shall be four (4) 
feet wide at the top and shall slope down 
at the rate of one and one-half (1%) 
feet horizontal to one ( 1 ) foot vertical. 
The curbstones on each side of said 
roadway of said West Madison street, 
and on each side of the roadways of all 
interacting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of said West Madison street, 
shall be reset and set so that the top edge 
of the same shall coincide with the curb 
grade of said West Madison street be- 
tween said points, which curb grade, and 
also the elevation of roadway at each 
side of the street railway rights of way 
on West Madison street, are hereby es- 
tablished as follows, to-wit : 

Intersection of North 40th avenue, 
northeast curb corner, curb grade, 24.70 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North 40th avenue, 



northwest curb corner, curb grade, 25.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of South 40th avenue, 
southeast curb corner, curb grade, 24.25 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of South 40th avenue, 
southwest curb corner, curb grade, 24.70 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 40th 
avenue, elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 25.00 feet above datum. 

North curb of West Madison street at 
a point 50 feet west of the northwest 
curb corner of North 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, curb grade, 25.20 
feet above datum. 

North curb of West Madison street at 
a point 100 feet west of the northwest 
curb corner of North 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, curb grade, 24.40 
feet above datum. 

South curb of West Madison street at 
a point 174 feet west of the southwest 
curb corner of South 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, curb grade, 24.70 s 
feet above datum. 

South curb of West Madison street at 
a point 349 feet west of the southwest 
curb corner of South 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, curb grade, 24.20 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 41st 
avenue, curb grade, 24.10 feet above 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 24.80 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 42d 
avenue, curb grade, 24.70 feet above- 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 25.40 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 43d 
avenue, curb grade, 25.30 feet above 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 26.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 44th 
avenue, curb grade, 25.90 feet above 
datum ; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 26.60 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 45th 
avenue, curb grade, 26.10 feet above 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 26.80 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North 46th avenue, 
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ration at each side of street railway right 
of way on West Madison street, 27.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of South 46th avenue, 
curb grade, 26.80 feet above datum; ele- 
vation at each side of street railway 
right of way on West Madison street, 
27.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 47th 
avenue, curb grade, 27.50 feet above 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on 'West Madison 
street, 28.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North and South 48th 
avenue, curb grade, 28.00 feet above 
datum; elevation at each side of street 
railway right of way on West Madison 
street, 28.50 feet above datum. 

Elevation at each side of street railway 
right of way on North 40th avenue at the 
north curb line of West Madison street 
produced east, 24.70 feet above datum. 

Elevation at each side of street rail- 
way right of way on South 40th avenue 
at the south curb line of West Madison 
street produced east, 24.25 feet above 
datum. 

Elevation at each side of street rail- 
way right of way on North 48th avenue 
at the north curb line of West Madison 
street produced west, 28.00 feet above 
datum. 

Elevation at each side of street rail- 
way right of way on South 48th avenue 
at the south curb line of West Madison 
street produced west, 28.00 feet above 
datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be 
measured from the plane of low water in 
Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as estab- 
lished by the Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late 
Board of Drainage Commissioners and 
by the late Board of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, and now represented 
by the ordinance of July 11th, A. D. 
1898, relating to the corrected elevation 
of the Old Lind Block bench mark, which 
determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

The said roadway of said West Madi- 
son street between said points, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said West 
Madison street between said points (ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
South 4<ith avenue lying south of the 
touts line of the streel railway right of 
wav on West Madison street and east of 



the east line of the street railway right 
of way on South 40th avenue produced 
north, and except that part of the inter- 
section of South 40th avenue lying we»t 
of the west line of the street railway 
right of way on South 40th avenue pro- 
duced north and south of a straight line 
connecting the southeast and southwest 
curb corners of South 40th avenue and 
West Madison street, and except that 
part of the intersection of North 41st 
avenue lying north of the north curb line 
of West Madison street, and except the 
intersections of North 43d avenue, South 
43d avenue, North 45th avenue and South 
45th avenue with West Madison street, 
and also except street railway rights of 
way thereon between said points, which 
rights of way are by the ordinances 
granting them required to be paved and 
kept in repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), shall 
be so graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled, and rolled with a roller of ten 
(10) tons weight until the roadbeds are 
thoroughly compacted, and after the 
pavement hereinafter described shall have 
been placed thereon, the surface of the 
finished pavement at each side of the 
street railway right of way, and the en- 
tire width of said right of way, on West 
Madison street, shall coincide with the 
established elevation at each side of said 
street railway right of way on West 
Madison street, hereinbefore described, 
and the surface of the finished pavement 
at the center of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each 
side of said West Madison street, except 
where the roadways are occupied by 
street railway rights of way, shall coin- 
cide with the established curb grade here- 
inbefore described; and where the road- 
ways of said intersecting streets are oc- 
cupied by street railway rights of way, 
the surface of the finished pavement at 
each side of the street railway rights of 
way and the entire width of all such 
rights of way shall coincide with the es- 
tablished elevation hereinbefore de- 
scribed, and the surface of said finished 
roadways at the summits in the gutters 
between catch-basins and adjoining the 
roadway face of the curbstones, cement 
curb and curb walls, shall be four (4) 
inches below said established curb grade, 
and the surface of the finished roadways 
at the catch basin inlets in the gutters 
adjoining the roadway face of the curb- 
stones, cement curb and curb walls, shall 
he ten (10) inches below said established 
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The slope of the gutters adjoining the 
Toadway face of said curbstones, cement 
•curb and curb walls, shall be uniform 
from the summits to the catch-basins, 
and a transverse section of the finished 
surface of the pavement of the roadway 
•of said West Madison street shall be an 
arc of a circle passing through the said 
gutter grades and the established eleva- 
tion of the street at each side of said 
street railway rights of way, at every 
part of said West Madison street, and a 
transverse section of the finished surface 
•Of the pavement of the roadways of all 
intersecting streets where the same are 
not occupied by street railway rights of 
way shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said gutter grades and the 
.grade of the center of said finished road- 
ways, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets, 
where the same are occupied by street 
railway rights of way, shall be an arc of 
a circle passing through the said gutter 
^grades and the elevation at each side of 
said street railway rights of way, at 
every part of all intersecting streets be- 
tween said points. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared be- 
tween said points shall be spread a. layer 
of Portland cement concrete six ( 6 ) inch- 
es in thickness. 

Said cement shall be so ground that 
ninety-two (92) per cent, will pass 
through a standard number one hundred 
(100) sieve having ten thousand (10,- 
000) meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one (1) part said Portland ce- 
ment and three (3) parts torpedo sand, 
or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other im- 
purities, exposed to the air for one (1) 
day and immersed in water for six (6) 
■days, shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) pounds 
per square inch. 

One ( 1 ) part cement which will stand 
the above test and comply with the 
above requirements, and three (3) parts 
of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screenings, free from dirt, dust 
and other impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into a mortar 
with the least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone, or other stone which shall 
"be equal in quality for concrete purposes, 
of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and 



be held on a ring of one-half (%) inch 
internal diameter, all of which slag or 
stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign substances and drenched 
with water, shall then be incorporated 
immediately with the mortar. Each batch 
of concrete shall be thoroughly mixed 
and at once spread upon the surface of 
said roadbeds and thoroughly compacted 
by ramming until free mortar appears on 
the surface. 

The surface of said layer of concrete 
shall be parallel with and four and one- 
half (4%) inches below the top of the 
creosoted wooden blocks when laid as 
hereinafter described 

Upon the concrete foundation as above 
specified shall be spread a layer of sand 
in such quantity as to insure when com- 
pacted a uniform depth of one ( 1 ) inch, 
and upon said layer of sand shall be 
placed blocks of southern long leaf yellow 
pine or tamarack, or other woods equal- 
ly as good for paving purposes. Said 
blocks shall be three and one-half (3y 2 ) 
inches in depth and three and three- 
fourths (3%) inches in width and shall 
be not less than six (6) inches nor more 
than twelve (12) inches in length, with 
the fiber of the wood running in the di- 
rection of the depth. 

Said blocks shall be made of sound 
timber, and shall be square edged, free 
from bark, shakes, loose or rotten knots, 
red heart, or dead timber, or defects 
which will interfere with the proper 
laying of same. No second growth tim- 
ber shall be used and all blocks must be 
of the same kind of wood. 

Said blocks shall be placed in an air- 
tight chamber, where by means of steam 
and a vacuum pump the sap in the blocks 
shall be vaporized and the moisture in 
them removed. When the blocks are 
thoroughly dry, the wood preserving oil 
hereinafter described shall be admitted 
into the chamber and subjected to a 
pressure which shall be maintained until 
sixteen (16) pounds of the oil shall have 
been forced into each cubic foot of tim- 
ber. 

The wood preserving oil shall be creo- 
sote oil, and shall have a specific gravity 
of one and one-tenth (1 1-10) at a 
temperature of twenty-five (25) degrees 
Centigrade. When subjected to a distill- 
ing test at a temperature of three hun- 
dred and fifteen (315) degrees Centigrade, 
in the manner hereinafter described, it 
shall lose not more than forty (40) per 
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The apparatus for distilling the wood 
preserving oil shall consist of a stop- 
pered glass retort having a capacity of 
eight (8) ounces up to the bend of the 
neck of the retort. 

The thermometer shall be placed in 
the retort so that tne bulb thereof shall 
be one-half (%) inch above the creosote 
oil in the retort at the commencement of 
the distillation, and this position shall 
be maintained throughout the operation. 

When one hundred (100) grams of the 
oil are placed in the retort thus equipped, 
and heat applied until the thermometer 
registers three hundred and fifteen (315) 
degrees Centigrade, not more than forty 
(40) per cent by weight of said oil shall 
volatilize. 

The blocks shall be laid in parallel 
courses across the said roadways at an 
angle of forty-five (45) degrees with the 
center line thereof. 

The courses shall break joints alter- 
nately, and the blocks shall be driven 
tightly together, except where spaces 
for expansion shall be left, as follows: 

The joints parallel with and adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curbstones, 
cement curb and curb walls shall be 
one ( 1 ) inch in width, and at inter- 
vals of fifty (50) feet along the said 
roadway the joints running across the 
same shall be one-half (%) inch in 
width. The blocks when set shall be 
rolled with a roller of five (5) tons 
weight until the blocks are well settled 
and made firm. When said blocks are 
firmly bedded in said layer of sand, the 
surface of the pavement must be true 
to the form of roadway hereinbefore de- 
scribed. All the joints shall be filled 
with a paving pitch which is the direct 
result of the distillation of "straight 
run" coal tar. Said pitch shall be ap- 
plied on the work at a temperature of 
two hundred eighty (280) degrees Fah- 
renheit. Immediately after applying the 
paving pitch, and while it is still hot, 
the surface of the pavement shall be 
covered to a depth of one-fourth ( % ) 
of an inch with screened, dry torpedo 
sand. 

Thirty-five (35) new catch basins shall 
be constructed and connected and trapped 
with the sewer in West Madison street 
and located in the roadway of said West 
Madison street at necessary points ad- 
jacent to the curb lines. Each of said 
catch basins shall be seven (7) feet two 
(2) inches deep, measuring from the top 
of the brickwork, and shall have an in- 
ternal diameter of four (4) feet at the 



bottom and to a plane five (5) feet above 
and parallel therewith. The walls of 
said catch basins shall be eight (8) 
inches thick and shall be built of two 
(2) courses of sewer brick laid edgewise 
in perpendicular courses, upon a floor 
of pine plank two (2) inches in thick- 
ness. The top of each of said catch- 
basins shall decrease to two (2) feet 
internal diameter, being drawn in by 
means of nine (9) header courses, the 
diameter being decreased uniformly for 
each course. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile pipe 
of nine (9) inches internal diameter 
and shall be trapped with a half-trap, 
also of tile pipe of nine (9) inches in- 
ternal diameter. The connection with the 
sewer where said sewer is of brick shall 
be made in such a manner that the 
top of the nine (9) inch pipe shall be 
at the elevation of the center of said 
sewer, and the connection with the sewer, 
where said sewer is of tile pipe, shall be 
made by means of a fifteen (15) inches 
by nine (9) inches "Y" branch where 
said sewer is of fifteen (15) inches in- 
ternal diameter, and by means of a 
twelve (i2) inches by nine (9) inches 
"Y" branch where ^aid sewer is of 
twelve (12) inches internal diameter. 
The said trap of each of said catch- 
basins shall be set so that the elevation 
of the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three (3) feet six (6) inches 
above the floor of the catch basin. 

Each of said catch basins shall be pro- 
vided with a cast-iron cover, with a 
projecting lip to receive the water from 
the gutters, each of which covers shall 
weigh four hundred and seventy (470) 
pounds and shall be of the same size 
and pattern as those used in similar new 
work by the City of Chicago during the 
year 1902. Each of said cast-iron covers 
shall be set so that the top of the 
same shall coincide with the finished 
surface of the pavement hereinbefore 
described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed and free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and the stan- 
dard of thickness shall be as follows: 
For nine (9) inch pipe seven-eighths 
(%) of an inch in thickness; for twelve 
(12) inch pipe one (1) inch in thick- 
ness: for fifteen (15) inch pipe one and 
one-eighth (1%) inches in thickness. - 
All brick and the joints of the tile 
pipe above referred to shall be laid with 
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cement mortar, composed of one (1) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) 
parts clean, sharp sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catch 
basins located in said roadways shall 
be raised or lowered as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement; and the 
several catch basins located outside of 
said roadways shall be raised or lowered 
as may be necessary to make them con- 
form to the established curb grade here- 
inbefore described. The several catch 
basins located on the line of said curb- 
stones, cement curb and curb walls shall 
be raised or lowered and adjusted as 
may be necessary to make them conform 
to the finished surface of said .pavement, 
or to said established curb grade, accord- 
ing to whether the major part of said 
catch basin lies within or without the 
line of said curbstones, cement curb or 
curb walls. Catch basin inlets shall be 
constructed at necessary points in said 
gutters. The catch basins not located in 
the gutters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of nine (9) 
inches internal diameter laid with best 
quality of natural hydraulic cement mor- 
tar, composed of one (1) part natural 
hydraulic cement and two (2) parts 
clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free from 
lumps and other imperfections, and sev- 
en-eighths (%) of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a workman- 
like manner under the superintendence 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, providing for said 
improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the Engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. Tbat said improvement 
shall be made and the cost thereof be 
paid for by special assessment in acord- 
ance with an Act of the General Assem- 
bly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An 
Act Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June 14, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against 
the property, and also the assessment 
on each lot and parcel of land therein 
assessed, shall be divided into five (5) 
installments in the manner provided by 
the statute in such cases made and pro- 



vided, and each of said installments shall 
bear interest at the rate of five (5) per 
centum per annum, according to law, un- 
til paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of an- 
ticipating the collection of the second 
(2nd) and succeeding installments of said 
assessment for said improvement, bonds 
shall be issued, payable out of said in- 
stallments, bearing interest at the rate 
of five (5) per centum per annum, pay- 
able annually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, countersigned by 
the City Comptroller and attested by the 
City Clerk under the corporate seal of 
the City of Chicago. Said bonds shall be 
issued in accordance with and shall in all 
respects conform to the provisions of the 
Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements," approved 
June 14, A. D. 1897, and the amendments 
thereto. 

Section 6. That the Chicago Consoli- 
dated Traction Company is hereby re- 
quired to pave such portions of the said 
streets hereinbefore in this ordinance 
provided to be paved, as said company is 
required to pave, and the said portions of 
said streets respectively which are to be 
paved by said company shall be paved 
in like manner and with like material as 
hereinbefore in this ordinance specified 
for other contiguous portions of said 
streets respectively. 

Section 7. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to file 
a petition in the Circuit, Superior or 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, 
in the name of the City of Chicago, pray- 
ing that steps may be taken to levy a 
special assessment for said improvement 
in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance and in the manner prescribed 
by law. 

Section 8. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance be and the "same are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 9. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 



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tion of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred recommendation from His 
Honor the Mayor, concurred in by the 
City Council March 28th, 1910. page 3676 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the Year 1910 the sum of 
forty-two hundred eighty-four ($4,- 
284.00) dollars for payment to the Fuel 
Engineering Company for coal tests at 
all pumping stations at the rate of four 
hundred seventy-six ($476.00) dollars per 
month, in accordance with their proposal, 
printed on page 3676 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of March 28th, 1910. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
. full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re appropriation for the 
removal of Weed street bridge, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 

I he City of Chicago: 

Seotiow 1. That an ordinanee here- 
tofore passed by tins Council on January 
10th. 1910. and shown at page 2557 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, be 
and the same is hereby amended as fol- 
low-: By adding at the end of Section 2 



the following words and figures, "and the 
Comptroller is ordered to set up said ap- 
propriation in an account known as 420 
Xo". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in- 
full force and effect from and after its- 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred, and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City- 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re appropriation made for 
removal of Blackhawk street bridge, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance here- 
tofore passed by this Council on Janu- 
ary 10th, 1910, and shown at page 2557 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
making an appropriation for removing^ 
Blackhawk street bridge, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: By add- 
ing at the end of Section 2 the following 
words and figures, '"and the City Comp- 
troller shall set up said appropriation as 
Account 402 and that amounts expended 
under this appropriation shall be charged 
as expended to the proper standard ac- 
counts". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Ma/got and Aldermen of the City 
of cliicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



May 2, 1910 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



49 



was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re 
additional appropriation for the oper- 
ation of Lawrence Avenue pumping sta- 
tion, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from the Water Fund 
for the Bureau of Engineering for the 
operation of Lawrence Avenue intercept- 
ing sewer pumping station: 

525A, salaries $2,200.00 

525L, fuel 1,687.50 

525C„ general supplies 167.00 

525S, all other operation 445.50 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The" same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Fire 
Marshal asking authority to purchase 
horses, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the folloAving 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter 
into a contract with the various owners 
thereof for the purchase of not to ex- 
ceed twenty horses for the Fire Depart- 
ment at a price not to exceed three 
hundred ($300.00) dollars per horse. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
lished : 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Real Estate Agent in re sale of con- 
demned horses of the Police Department,, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to advertise for sale fifteen old 
incapacitated horses, the property of the 
City, formerly used in the Police De- 
partment and now no longer appropriate 
or fit for use in said department, now lo- 
cated at the Police Repair Shop, 2322 
South Ashland avenue; said advertise- 
ment to be made as required by law and 
all bids for such property or any part 
thereof to be submitted, sealed, at the 
first regular meeting of the City Coun- 
cil held after sixty days after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, when the same 
shall be opened and considered. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred matter of contract for de- 
partmental stationery for 1910, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be 
and he is herebv authorized to enter into 



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BEPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 2, 1910. 



a contract with Daniel H. Cameron, John 
H. Amberg and Theodore J. Amberg, do- 
ing business under the firm name of Cam- 
eron, Amberg & Co., for printing and de- 
livering all letter heads, envelopes and 
other stationery required by the various 
departments during the current year, in 
accordance with specifications on file in 
the office of the Business Agent, for the 
prices mentioned in the proposal of said 
Cameron, Amberg & Co., dated March 
18th, 1910, a copy of which is attached 
hereto ; provided that said Cameron, Am- 
berg & Co. shall furnish a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the sum of $1,000.00 
for the faithful performance of said con- 
tract, with sureties satisfactory to the 
City Comptroller and conditioned as re- 
quired by ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Chair- 
man of Special Park Commission, Deputy 
Comptroller, Commissioner of Public 
Works (two), Board of Local Improve- 
ments and Fire Miarshal, asking for 
transfers in appropriation, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make tbe following transfers 
in appropriations for 1910: 

SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

From 62A1, play- 
ground laborers ..% 300.00 

To G0H, printing and 

stationery $ 300.00 

CITY REAL ESTATE AND BUILDINGS. 

From 5 IE, % repairs 

and replacements 

by contract or 

open order $ 700.00 

To 51S1, to pay and 



cancel special as- 
sessment certificate 
of sale 



700.00 



BUREAU OF STREETS. 

From 20 1C, general 

supplies $ 500.00 

To 201H, printing 

and stationery . . . 500.00 

BUREAU OF ENGINEERING. 

From 580X7, other 
repairs and re- 
placements, labor- 
ers $ 7,759.20 

To 509A, other re- 
pairs and replace- 
ments 7,759.20 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

From 50H, printing 

and stationery . . $ 3,200.00 

To 50C, general sup- 
plies 3,200.00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

From 35C, general 

supplies $40,000.00 

To 35A13, labor in 
repairs to depart- 
ment buildings . . . 25,000.0« 

To 35 E, repairs and 
replacements by 
contract or open 
order 15,000.0C 

This action is taken in accordance witt 
the several requests of the Heads of De- 
partments attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Board of Local Improvements in re ap- 
propriation to cover improper assess- 
ment for sidewalks on Eighty-first street, 
from Ontario avenue to the I. C. Railroad, 
having had the same under advisement, 



31a v 2, 1910. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



51 



beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request of 
the Board of Local Improvements, dated 
February 1st, 1910, attached hereto, and 
an opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated March 25th, 1910, attached hereto, 
to pay from Special Assessment Undis- 
tributed Fund the sum of twenty and 
seventy-four one -hundredths ($20.74) 
dollars to the credit of warrant for side- 
walks on Eighty-first street, from On- 
tario avenue to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road, said sum being the amount levied 
in error on property condemned for open- 
ing Coles avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To ttie Mayor and Aldermen of tne City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred order to install water pipe 
in Jackson street (referred March 14, 
1910), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to install an eight- 
inch water supply pipe in Jackson street, 
from Fiftieth avenue to Fifty-first ave- 
nue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred six communications from 



the Commissioner of Public Works in 
re errors in names of claimants for dam- 
ages on account of burst water main, 
having had the same under advisement, ■ 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by this Council, and shown on 
pages 3636 and 3637 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of March 21st, 1910, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows : By 
striking out in the 25th line, left hand 
column, page 3637, the name "Mary Con- 
nors" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
name "Mary Connelly;" by striking out 
in the 11th line of the right hand col- 
umn, page 3637, the name "Carl Wes- 
beck" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
name "Carl Nussbeck;" by striking out 
of the 27th line, right hand column, the 
name "Ed. J. Gray" and inserting in 
lieu thereof the name "Ed. J. Cray;" by 
striking out in the 32nd line, right hand 
column, page 3637, the name "Frank 
Mugridge" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the name "Fred Mugridge"; by striking 
out of the 40th line, right hand column, 
page 3637, the name "C. K. Kust" and 
inserting in lieu thereof the name "C. 
K. Rust;" by striking out of the 41st 
line, right hand column, page 3637, the 
name "Edward Dickinson" and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the name "Edward 
Dickson." 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Board of Local Improvements in re ad- 
ditional stenographer, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its request of 
April 15th, 1910, to employ one steno- 
grapher for four months, from April 



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May 2, 1910. 



18th, 1910, at not to exceed sixty -five 
($65.00) dollars per month, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay for the 
same from Account 50A Salaries, ap- 
propriations for the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman: 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled-. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Collector in re transfer of funds, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to transfer from appropriation for 
the City Collector, 24A1, Overtime, etc., 
six hundred ninety-nine ($699.00) dol- 
lars to an account known as 24 A3, and 
to pay the said sum of money to M. J. 
Derry for services as Chief Clerk in the 
Special Assessment Division for over- 
time, 699 hours at $1.00 per hour, when 
properly vouchered by the office of the 
City Collector. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was recommitted April 13, 1910, claim of 
James Cullen for refund of saloon li- 
cense, having had the same under ad- 
risement, beg leave to concur in former 
report and recommend the passage of the 
order submitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) * B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The following is the said order as 
recommended in the foregoing report: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to James Cullen the sum 
of three hundred fourteen and seventy- 
five one-hundredths ($314.75) dollars,, 
being refund on amount paid for saloon 
license issued on May 1st, 1909. and 
charge same to appropriations 1910, Ac- 
count 22S11. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel,, 
attached hereto. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was recommitted April 13, 1910, claim 
of William Engel for refund of saloon 
license, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to concur in former 
report and recommend the passage of 
the order submitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

The following is the said order as rec- 
ommended in the foregoing report: 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to William Engel the sum 
of two hundred seventy-one and seventy- 
four one-hundredths ($271.74) dollars, 
being a refund on saloon license issued 
to said William Engel on July 24th. 1906, 
and charge same to appropriations 1910, 
Account 22S11. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel, attached hereto. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and, Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



May 2. 1910. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



53 



was recommitted April 13, 1910, claim 
of George Hoffman, Jr., for refund of 
saloon license, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to concur in for- 
mer report and recommend the passage 
of the order submitted. 



Respectfully submitted, 






(Signed) 



B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 






The following is the said order as 
recommended in the foregoing report: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to George Hoffman, Jr., the 
sum of three hundred six and fifty-four 
one-hundredths ($306.54) dollars, same 
being a refund on saloon license issued 
in the name of M. Madaj, and charge 
same to appropriations 1910, Account 
22S11. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with opinion of the Corporation Coun- 
sel, attached hereto. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Cor- 
poration Counsel in re contract with the 
Shavings and Sawdust Company for Po- 
lice Department, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Whereas, The General Superinten- 
dent of Police entered into a contract 
with the Shavings and Sawdust Com- 
pany, an Illinois corporation, to furnish 
and deliver baled soft pine shavings to the 
Department of Police during the period 
commencing April 15, 1909, and ending- 
December 31, 1909, with the privilege of 
extending said contract and all the terms 
and conditions thereof for a further pe- 
riod of not to exceed ninety (90) days 
from and after said 31st day of Decem- 
ber ,.1909, and shavings have been ordered 
and delivered under said contract dur- 
ing the period from January 1st to 
March 20th, 1910; now, therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 



is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue warrants in payment for all shav- 
ings furnished and delivered under said- 
contract from January 1st to March 
20th, 1910, and to charge the same to an 
appropriation heretofore made for that 
purpose during the year 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman,.. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Corporation Counsel in re settlement of 
suit against the City by Ingebret Tellef- 
son, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accord- 
ance with his recommendation of April 
12th, 1910, to allow a judgment to be 
taken against the City in the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars in favor 
of Ingebret Tellefson in action brought 
against the City in the United States 
District Court, Case 13053, said judg- 
ment to be in full settlement of said ac- 
tion against the City of Chicago for 
damages to the schooner "Belle Brown.'* 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Stanley Zdra- 
jowsky for refund of special deposit 
(referred February 28, 1910); Mr. 
Kearns for rebate of special assesment 
(withdrawn) , having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the same be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 2, 1910. 



Unanimous consent was given for the. 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATIOX. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion submitted the following report, 
which was ,on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in Ci'ty Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred March 14, 
1910, page 3613, an order that the Local 
Transportation Committee be directed 
to prepare and submit an ordinance for 
a street railway on Kedzie avenue, be- 
tween 31st street and 38th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the accompanying ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago City Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and 
operate an extension of its street rail- 
way system in Kedzie avenue, from 
Thirty-first street to Thirty-eighth 
street, in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of the ordinance of the 
City of Chicago to said company, 
passed February 11th, 1907. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, subject to all of the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on February 11th, 1907, and entitled, 
"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
City Railway Company to construct, 
maintain and operate a system of street 
railways in streets and public ways of 
the City of Chicago," and all amend- 
ments of said ordinance heretofore or 
hereafter made, consent, permission and 
authority are hereby granted to the Chi- 
cago City Railway Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a double- 
track street railway in, upon and along 
Kedzie avenue, from Thirty-first street 
to Thirty-eight street, and over and upon 
the bridges now located on and consti- 
tuting a part of said Kedzie avenue be- 



tween the points above specified, and 
crossing the Chicago River, the canal 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago and 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, respec- 
tively, and any bridge or embankment 
hereafter constructed across any of said 
streams, in place of the bridge now cross- 
ing the same, upon the express terms 
and conditions that said street railway 
shall be constructed, maintained and 
operated as an extension of the system 
of the Chicago City Railway Company, 
under and in accordance with the pro- 
visions, conditions and limitations of the 
said ordinance of February 11th, 1907, 
and of all amendments thereto hereto- 
fore or hereafter made, in all respects 
as though the right to construct, main- 
tain and operate the same had been 
granted to the said company in and by 
the said ordinance. 

Section 2. On account of the unim- 
proved condition of the roadway in that 
portion of Kedzie avenue hereinabove 
described, the said Chicago City Railway 
Company is hereby authorized to lay 
down and operate thereon, until other- 
wise directed by the Board of Super- 
vising Engineers provided for in the said 
ordinance of February 11th, 1907, tem- 
porary tracks of such character as may 
be prescribed by the said Board of Su- 
pervising Engineers, but shall take up 
such tracks and substitute therefor per- 
manent tracks and other construction, in 
accordance with the provisisons of said 
ordinance of February 11th, 1907, when- 
ever required to do so by the said Board 
of Supervising Engineers, or by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
acceptance by the Chicago City Rail- 
way Company, under its corporate seal; 
provided, that if said company shall 
not file its formal acceptance of this or- 
dinance and of all its terms and condi- 
tions, within thirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof, then all rights and privi- 
leges hereby granted shall be wholly 
null and void, and of no effect. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 






May 2, 1910. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



55 



Chicago, May 2, 1910. 






To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred March 14, 
1910, page 3430, a frontage petition to 
allow the Chicago Railways Company to 
construct a street railway in 48th ave- 
nue, from Worth avenue to Fullerton ave- 
nue^ having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the same be referred to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works for verification. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges submitted a report as fol- 
lows : 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges, to whom was referred 
(March 14, 1910, page 3339), eight com- 
munications from steam- vessel owners 
asking the repeal of Section 1016 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, a communication (referred Janu- 
ary 24, 1910, page 2781), from various 
vessel owners concerning the same sub- 
ject, a communication (referred Janu- 
ary 24, 1910, page 2725), from the Chi- 
cago Association of Commerce, concern- 
ing the same subject, and a communica- 
tion (referred March 21, 1910, page 
3481), from the Chicago Association of 
Commerce, on the same subject, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the said 
communications be placed on file, to- 
gether with the opinion of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, attached thereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Charles M. Foell, 

Chairman. 



Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Foell moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on City Hall and Pub- 
lic Buildings submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Tay- 
lor, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 2, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on City Hall and 
Public Buildings, having had under con- 
sideration public bids submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works for work 
in connection with the construction of 
the new City Hall, beg leave to report 
and recommend for passage the ordinance 
herewith submitted authorizing and di- 
recting the Commissioner of Public 
Works to accept the bid of the Lamson 
Consolidated Store Service Company for 
additional pneumatic tubes in the new 
City Hall, and to execute the contract 
hereto attached: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to enter into a 
contract with the Lamson Consolidated 
Store Service Company, a New Jersey 
corporation, for additional pneumatic 
tubes in the City Hall building on the 
west half of Block 39 in the Original 
Town of Chicago, in accordance with 
plans and specifications prepared by 
Messrs. Holabird & Roche, Architects, 
and dated January 18, 1910, and in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions 
of the former agreement attached hereto, 
for a sum not to exceed fifteen thousand 
eight hundred thirty-five dollars ($15,- 
835.00); provided, said Lamson Consoli- 
dated Store Service Company shall exe- 
cute such contract and shall furnish a 
bond for the faithful performance of the 
same in the penal sum of fifteen thou- 
sand eight hundred thirty-five dollars 
($15,835.00), with sureties satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and conditioned as required by law, with- 
in such time as may be required by said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



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May 2, 1910. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 



This Agreement, made and entered 

into this day of May, A. 

D., 1910, between Lamson Consolidated 
Store Service Company, a New Jersey 
corporation, party of the first part, and 
the City of Chicago, party of the second 
part: icitnesseth: 

1. That the said party of the first part, 
for and in consideration of the payments 
to be to it made by the City of Chicago 
as hereinafter set forth, hereby covenants 
and agrees to furnish all labor and ma- 
terials, and do all the work of every de- 
scription required in the manufacture 
and installation complete of a pneumatic 
tube system in the City Hall Building in 
process of erection on the west half of 
Block 39, in- the original town of Chi- 
cago, in conformity to and in accord- 
ance with the plans, drawings and speci- 
fications prepared by Holabird & Roche, 
architects, dated January 18, 1910, and 
identified by the signatures of said party 
of the first part, of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago and 
of said architects, copies of which are 
hereto attached and made parts hereof, 
the originals being on file in the office 
of said Commissioner of Public Works. 

2. It is expressly understood tnat said 
City Hall Building is at the date hereof 
in process of construction, and said 
party of the first part hereby agrees to 
commence the installation of said pneu- 
matic tube system as soon as said build- 
ing shall be sufficiently advanced in the 
opinion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and within five days after receiv- 
ing written notice to that effect from 
said Commissioner, which notice shall be 
receipted for in writing by the party of 
the first part. Said party of the first 
part agrees to prosecute the work dili- 
gently and continuously and in such a 
manner as not to hinder or retard the 
work of other contractors engaged in or 
about said building, and to fully com- 
plete the work included in this contract 
on or before the loth day of October, 
1910. 

.'!. It, is hereby further agreed that the 
party of the second part shall furnish 
to the party of the first part one set of 
copies of all plans, drawings and specifi- 
cations, signed by said Commissioner of 
Public Works and bv said Architects. 



Should any dispute arise between the 
parties hereto respecting the true con- 
struction or interpretation to be given 
said plans, drawings or specifications, or 
the meaning thereof, the same shall be 
decided by the architects with the ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and such decision shall be final. 
Said plans, draAvings and specifications 
are intended to be co-operative so that 
any work shown by the plans or draw- 
ings and not mentioned in the specifica- 
tions, or vice versa, is to be executed if 
mentioned in the specifications and 
shown by the plans or drawings with the 
true intent and meaning of said plans, 
drawings and specifications. 

4. -It is further agreed that the said 
party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at 
any time during the performance of this 
contract, make any addition to or de- 
duction or alteration from said plans, 
drawings and specifications without in- 
validating any part of this agreement, 
but the fair value of the same shall be 
added to or deducted from the sums 
herein agreed to be paid by the said 
party of the second part, as the case may 
be; provided, that no work of any de- 
scription shall be considered as extra 
work or a charge in excess of the amount 
herein agreed to be paid unless a proper 
estimate in writing of the same before 
its commencement shall have been sub- 
mitted and signed by the said archi- 
tects, approved by the said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and authorized 
by tne City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago; and, provided, further, that 
should any dispute arise respecting the 
fair value of tne work or material added 
or omitted by the party of the first part, 
the same shall be determined by the 
arbitration of three persons, one to be 
chosen by the party of the first part, 
one by the party of the second part, 
through its Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the two so chosen to select 
a third, and the decision by a majority 
of the three so chosen shall be binding 
upon the parties hereto, and the ex- 
pense of said arbitration shall be borne 
equally between the parties hereto. Said 
party of the first part, however, ex- 
pressly covenants and agrees that in no 
case shall any such dispute or arbitra- 
tion interfere' with the regular progress 
of its deliveries but that it will prosecute 
the entire work, including that under 
dispute or arbitration, without interrup- 
tion or delay in accordance with the 



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57 



terms of this contract and the specifica- 
tions, pending the settlement of any 
such dispute by arbitration or other- 
wise. 

5. In cases of additions to or altera- 
tions in the work made as above pro- 
vided which will require additional time 
for completion of this contract, or in 
■case the party of the first part shall be 
-obstructed or delayed in the prosecution 
or completion of the work by any dam- 
age which* may happen by fire, light- 
ning, earthquake, cyclone or the aband- 
onment of the work by its employes 
through no fault of said party of the 
"first part, then the time herein fixed 
for the completion of the work may be 
extended for a period equivalent to the 
time lost by reason of any of the causes 
aforesaid; but no such extension shall be 
made unless a claim therefor is presented 
in writing to the Commissioner of Public 
Works within three days after the com- 
mencement of any such delay. The du- 
ration of such extension, if any, shall 
be such fair allowance as shall be de- 
termined and certified in writing by the 
architects, and approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. And it is fur- 
ther expressly understood and agreed 
that if the time of performance of the 
contract herein be for any reason, either 
expressly or by implication, extended, 
such extension shall not affect the va- 
lidity of this contract nor the liabili- 
ties of the sureties upon the bond given 
for the faithful performance of the same. 

6. It is further understood and agreed 
that said party of the first part shall not 
sublet any portion of said work except 
with the consent and approval in writ- 
ing of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the architects, and in no case shall 
such consent relieve the party of the first 
part from its obligations herein assumed, 
•or change the terms^ of this agreement. 
Should said party of the first part desire 
to sublet any portion of the work, a 
request shall be made in writing (in 
triplicate copies), giving the name and 
address of the proposed sub-contractor 
and defining the portion of the work he 
desires to sublet, and this shall be sub- 
mitted to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the architects for approval. 
If the proposed sub- contractor is satis- 
factory, one copy of the written request 
-of said party of the first part shall be 
approved in writing by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the archi- 
tects, and returned to said party of the 
first part. 



7. It is further understood and agreed 
that on or about the first and fifteenth 
days of each month and before the party 
of the second part or its agents or archi- 
tects shall, pay or cause to be paid to 
the party of the first part or its order 
any money or other consideration due 
or to become due herein, said party of 
the first part shall furnish to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, if required 
by him, a written statement, verified by 
affidavit, giving the names and addresses 
of all persons, firms and corporations 
who have, up to the date, thereof, fur- 
nished labor or material in or about 
the performance of this contract, and 
the amounts due or to become due to 
said parties. 

8. It is further understood and agreed 
that whenever the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works shall notify the party of the 
first part by notice personally served or 
by leaving a copy thereof at the last 
known address of said party of the first 
part that no further estimates or vouch- 
ers will be issued or payments made on 
the contract until the sub-contractors, 
workmen or employes of said party of 
the first part have been paid, and if said 
party of the first part shall neglect or 
refuse for the space of ten days after 
such notice shall have been served to 
pay such sub-contractors, workmen or 
employes, said party of the second part 
shall be authorized to^apply any money 
due or that mav become due under this 
contract to the payment of such sub- 
contractors, workmen or employes with- 
out other or further notice to said party 
of the first part, or, at its option, may 
declare this entire agreement null and 
void and may take possession of said 
work and complete the same; and in 
such case said party of the first part 
hereby agrees to pay all loss or damage 
caused thereby. And it is expressly 
understood and agreed that the failure 
of the party of the second part to retain 
and apply any of such moneys or of 
the Commissioner of Public Works to 
order or direct that no vouchers or esti- 
mates shall issue or further payments 
be made, shall not, nor shall the paying 
over of any reserved percentage, with- 
out such sub-contractor, workman or em- 
ploye being first paid, in any way affect 
the liability of the party of the first 
part or of its sureties to said party of 
the second part or to any such sub-con- 
tractor, workman or employe upon the 
bond given for the faithful performance 
of this contract. 

9. Said party of the first part further 



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May 2, 1910. 



covenants and agrees to furnish such ma- 
terials, "workmanship and labor of all 
kinds as shall be suitable and necessary 
for carrying out this contract. No im- 
proper materials shall be used, but all 
materials of every kind shall fully 
answer the specifications, or, if not par- 
ticularly specified or indicated on the 
plans or drawings, shall be suitable for 
the place where used. All materials 
furnished and work done shall be sub- 
ject to the inspection and the approval 
or rejection of said architects, and the 
said party of the second part hereby 
reserves to said architects, with the ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the right finally to decide all 
questions arising as to the proper per- 
formance of said work and as to whether 
the rate of progress thereon is such as 
to correspond with the conditions of this 
contract. Any imperfect workmanship 
or other faults which may appear within 
eighteen months after the completion of 
said work, and which in the judgment of 
the architects, with the approval of said 
Commissioner of Public Works, arise out 
of improper materials or workmanship, 
shall, upon the direction of said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, be made good, 
by and at the expense of said party of 
the first part, and in case of its failure 
so to do, the said City of Chicago may 
recover from said party of the first part 
the cost of making good the work. 

10. It is further expressly understood 
and agreed that if the said party of the 
first part shall at any time refuse, neg- 
lect or be unable to follow the reasonable 
instructions of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and of said architects in 
the completion of said work in any man- 
ner or fail to prosecute said work at 
such a rate as shall, in the judgment 
of said architects and of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, insure its com- 
pletion in tbe time and manner herein 
stipulated, or delay said work or show 
gross carelessness or incompetency or 
fail to comply with said plans, drawings 
and specifications, or to protect said ma- 
terials or workmansbip from damage or 
refuse or neglect to furnish sworn state- 
ments as herein agreed, said party of 
tbe second part by giving three days' 
notice in writing signed by said archi- 
tects and approved by said Commissioner 
of Public Works to said party of the 
first part of its intention so to do, and 
the party of tbe first part being still in 
default as above at the end of said three 
days, may enter upon and employ other 
persons to finisb said work, protect or 



re-execute the same; and the expense 
thereof, together with all loss or damage 
occasioned thereby shall be adjusted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
shall be charged to said party of the 
first part and shall be deducted from the 
sum due him under this agreement. 

11. The said City of Chicago hereby 
covenants and agrees in consideration 
of the covenants and agreements in this 
contract specified, to be kept and per- 
formed by the party of the first part, 
that it will pay to said party of the 
first part for the full completion of the 
work included in the specifications here- 
to attached, to the satisfaction and ac- 
ceptance of the Commissioner of Public 
W 7 orks and the architects, the sum of 
fifteen thousand eight hundred thirty- 
five ($15,835.00) dollars, as hereinafter 
set forth. 

12. It is further agreed by said City 
that if the rate of progress upon said 
work shall be satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and to said 
architects, semi-monthly certificates will 
be issued by the Architects for eighty- 
five (85) per cent of the work done and 
materials properly set in place, in the 
judgment of said architects. On or 
about the fifth and twentieth days of 
each month, upon the approval of the 
above certificates by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, estimates for the 
amount of the certificates will be issued 
by said Commissioner of Public Works 
subject to additions or deductions ■ as 
herein approved for, which shall entitle 
the holder to receive the amount that 
may be due thereon when the money ap- 
plicable to the payment of such work 
shall be available and ohe conditions 
annexed to such estimates, if any, shall 
have been satisfied. It is expressly 
understood and agreed, however, that the 
amount to be paid from time to time 
shall in no case exceed eighty-five per 
cent of the value of the work done and 
tbe material set in place: the remaining 
fifteen per cent of said value is to be 
retained by said party of the second 
part as part security for the faithful 
performance of this contract, and shall 
not be paid until the expiration of thirty 
days after the completion of said work, 
acceptance of the same by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the archi- 
tects, payments of all claims for labor 
and materials and the return of all 
plans, specifications and drawings to the 
architects. Tbe giving of the- aforesaid 
certificates and estimates, however, shall 
in no way lessen tbe total and final re- 



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59 



sponsibility of the party of the first 
part. 

13. It is further expressly -understood 
and agreed by the parties hereto that the 
work herein provided for shall he fully 
completed and ready for delivery within 
the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as a 
failure to have said work fully com- 
pleted and ready for delivery within the 
time fixed therefor will work an injury 
to the City, and as the damages arising 
from delay in the completion of the 
work cannot be calculated with any de- 
gree of certainty, it is hereby agreed 
that if such work is not completed with- 
in the time specified, then there shall be 
deducted from the contract price and 
retained by the city as its ascertained 
and liquidated damages the sum of 
twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for each 
and every day passing after the date so 
fixed for the completion of said work 
until said work is fully completed and 
ready fan service. 

14. This agreement shall be binding 
upon the successors and assigns of the 
respective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, said party of the 
first part has caused this agreement to 
he signed by its President, and its cor- 
porate seal to be affixed hereto and at- 
tested by its Secretary, and the City of 
Chicago has caused this agreement to be 
signed, by its Commissioner of Public 
Works, countersigned by its Comptroller 
and approved by its Mayor, the day and 
year first above written. 
Lamson Consolidated Stoke Service 

Company, 

By ...... 

President. 
Attest : 

Secretary. 
City of Chicago, 
By , 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Approved : 

Mayor. 
Countersigned : 

City Comptroller. 
Form Approved: 

Corporation Counsel. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Francis W. Taylor, 

Chairman. 



COMMISSION ON CITY EXPENDI- 
TURES. 

The Commission on City Expenditures 
submitted a preliminary report concern- 
ing the purchase of castings for the De- 
partment of Public Works, which was,, 
on motion of Aid. Merriam,, ordered 

Placed on file. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks the alley 
known as Calhoun place, from Clark 
street to Dearborn street, between Wash- 
ington street and Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever y 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor,. 
Foeli, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps r 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twiggy 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite blocks the alley from 
Quincy street to Jackson street, between 
5th avenue and Franklin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Coughlin, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



May 2, 1910. 



Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers. Stewart, MuiTay, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lapps, 
Reinberg. Capp. Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, Moltermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan. Donahoe. Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for grading and paving with creo- 
soted wooden blocks La Salle street, from 
Madison street to Jackson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley. Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel. Beil- 
fuss. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell. Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan. Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the north side 
of 21st street, from State street to Dear- 
born street, and annulling the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed February 3, 1010, 
Warrant 37767. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Coughlin, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean — Kenna. Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long. Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley. Lawley. Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuas, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts. Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell. Bauler. Cfletteriberfif, Hey, Krum- 
hoi-' FTaderlpin, Dunn. Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg. Onoo, Wilson. Littler, Twigg. 
Mueller. MeDcrmoil. Melnerney, Kearns. 



Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of the alley between 
East Polk street, East Taylor street, 
South Clark street and Federal street, 
and annulling the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 375 of the Superior Court of 
Cook County. 

Which was. on motion of Aid. Kenna, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin. Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan; Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, rladerlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson. Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan. Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Ways — None. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to M. Rich- 
man to erect and maintain a sign over 
the sidewalk in front of premises at 
3132 Cottage Grove avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to R. T. 
O'Keif to erect and maintain a sign 
over the sidewalk in front of premises 
at 235 W. 31st street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject, to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Chi- 
cago Motor Car Company for the erec- 
tion of two signs, 6 ft. by 1 ft. 8% in. 
and 3 ft. by 1 ft. 8V2 in. respectively, 
at the northeast corner of Twenty- 
fourth street and Michigan avenue. 
Said signs shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Harding presented an order di- 
recting tne issuance of a building per- 
mit to Joseph Krueger for the addition 
of one story to building situated at No. 
363 E. 29th place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

Aid. Harding presented the claim of 
William Alton, Jr., for a rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Shufelt presented an ordinance 
authorizing the Reliance Electric Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate 
a line of electric wines for the trans- 
mission of signals for the purpose of 
-carrying on its burglar alarm, fire alarm, 
sprinkler alarm, and watch service sys- 
tems, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and ulectric Light. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit for the 
•erection of a one-story shed at the rear 
of Nos. 3550-2 Wentworth avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Foreman presented claims as fol- 
lows: claim of F. D. Schoenfeld for 
compensation for damage to property 
caused by the elevation of railroad 
tracks and the construction of a sub- 
way, claim of Liebshutz Brothers for 
a refund of fee paid for duplicate li- 
cense for meat market, claim of Mrs. 
Muirhead for wages withheld, and the 
claim of the National Guard Armories 
for rebates of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Foreman presented an order for 
a sewer in Fifth avenue, from 37th 
street to 39th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Pringle presented an ordinance 
for the appropriation of $8,000 for the 
purpose of equipping gas-testing sta- 
tions; also an ordinance amending Sec- 
tions 2179 and 2181 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning projecting signs; an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed February 
1, 1909, concerning wires and apparatus 
used for generating or conducting elec- 
tricity, and an ordinance concerning the 
delivery to purchasers of explosives and 
other dangerous articles, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Pringle presented an order for 
paving with asphalt 37th place, from 
Indiana avenue to Michigan avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented an order di- 
recting the Board of Election Commis- 
sioners to produce the ballots cast at 
the election for Alderman held in the 
13th Ward on Tuesday, April 5, 1910, 
so that the same may be recounted by 
the Committee on Elections of the City 
Council or a sub-committee thereof. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, B'eil- 
fuss. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



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The following- is the said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, There is now pending a con- 
test for a seat from the Thirteenth Ward 
in the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, which contest arises out of the 
election held in said City of Chicago 
on the fifth day of April, 1910, wherein 
James E. Evans is contestant and James 
R. Buckley is contestee, and 

Whereas, It is necessary to have the 
ballots cast in said ward at said election 
opened that they may he examined, can- 
vassed and counted and used in evidence 
in said contest; it is therefore 

Ordered, That the Board of Elec- 
tion Commissioners of the City of 
Chicago he and they are hereby re- 
quested to produce said ballots before 
the Committee on Elections of the City 
Council of Chicago or a sub-committee 
of said Committee on Elections, that 
said ballots may be so canvassed, 
counted and used as evidence in said 
contest. 

Aid. Bichert presented the claim of 
Jeremiah Griffin for salary withheld 
and the claim of C. F. Bruckner for a re- 
fund of deposit for street opening, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sheahan presented an order di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to al- 
low a shelter shed situated at 1314 West 
32d place to remain as it now stands, 
which was 

Beferred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Sheahan presented the claims of 
Mrs. C. Goeppner, Mrs. C. Fawcett, Mar- 
garet Schaefer, L. W. Weller and Charles 
Schultz for compensation for damages to 
property caused by burst water supply 
pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Martin presented an ordinance 
granting to the Chicago House Wrecking 
Company permission and authority to 
erect, construct and maintain a building 
on West 35th street near Iron street, 
the walls to be constructed of wood 
covered with galvanized steel, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 



Aid. Martin presented an order di- 
recting the Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion to prepare an amendment to an 
ordinance requiring the Chicago & Alton 
Bailroad Company to change the plane 
of certain of its roadbeds and railroad 
tracks, which was 

Beferred to the select Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Martin presented the claims of 
M. B. Driscoll, Mrs. F. Ormsby, and Mrs. 
Mary Buby for compensation for damage 
to property caused by burst water supply 
pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Martin presented petitions of 
sundry persons for a rehearing of their 
claims for compensation for damage to 
property caused by burst water supply 
pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in West 
37th place, from South Kedzie avenue 
to a point 290 feet west of the west line 
of South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Bichert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, -Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Beinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Bea, Beading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the south 
side of West 35th street, from South 
Halsted street to South Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Martin, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 



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felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Fuller street, from its in- 
tersection with Archer avenue and 
Loomis street to the northwesterly line 
of West 25th street, etc. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Shea- 
han. deferred. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of 35th street, from 
South Ashland avenue to South Western 
avenue, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket 67 of the Superior Court 
of Cook County. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Martin, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, B'eil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Long presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
permit to W. V. Geary, 1129 E. 43rd 



street, authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants without cost 
from April 1, 1910, to November 15, 
1910, in consideration of the cleaning 
of the following streets: 

Blocks. 
Bo wen Ave., Lake Ave. to Ellis, 

Ave., every day 1 

Oakenwald Ave., 42nd to 46th St., 

every day 4 

Woodlawn Ave., 44th to 51st St., 

every day 7 

Ellis Ave., 41st to 51st St., every 

day 10 

43rd St., Drexel Blvd. to I. C. R. 

R., every day 5 

44th St., Ellis Ave. to Drexel 

Blvd., every day 1 

45th St., Drexel to Woodlawn 

Ave., every day 4 

49th St., Drexel Blvd. to Washing- 
ton Ave., every day 6 

47th St., Drexel Blvd. to I. C. R. 

R., every day 6 

Berkeley Ave., 43rd to 45th St., 

every day : 2 

Berkeley Ave., 43rd St. to Bowen 

Ave., every 2 weeks 2 

Lake Ave.> Oakwood Blvd. to 51st 

St., every 2 weeks 12 

Sidney Ave., 44th to 45th St., 

every 2 weeks 1 

Kenwood Ave., 47th to 49th St., 

every 2 weeks 2 

Kimbark Ave., 47th to 50th St., 

every week 3 

Madison Ave., 47th to 51st St., 

every 2 weeks 4 

Washington Ave., 49th to 51st St., 

every 2 weeks 2 

48th St., Drexel Blvd. to Ellis 

Ave., every day 1 

48th St., Ellis to Madison Ave., 

every 2 weeks 5 

50th St., Drexel to Madison Ave., 

everv 2 weeks 6 



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Said permit to contain a condition 
that if said W. V. Geary shall fail to 
clean said streets or any of them to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, or if said water 
is used for any other purpose than 
street sprinkling, he shall pay to the 
city the full rate for all water used from 
date of the issuance of said permit, and 
if said W. V. Geary shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said W. 



t .i ■ . , J -i. 



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V. Geary until all charges have been 
paid. 

Aid. Long presented the claims of R. 
F. Campbell and James T. Campbell for 
rebates of water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for opening an alley between 
East 49th street, East 50th street, St. 
Lawrence avenue and Forrestville ave- 
nue, 

Which was. on motion of Aid. Long, 
deferred. 

a;lso, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
Avith brick the alley from Bast 42d 
street to East 43rd street, between Ev- 
ans avenue and Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert„ Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from East 42d 
street to East 43d street, between Lang- 
lev avenue and Evans avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas Kenna, Coughlin, Harding. Sim- 
felt. Foreman. Pringle, Kichert, Sheahan. 
Marl in. Long, Parker, Merriam. Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton. 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz; Koraleski, Sills. Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart. Murray, Taylor. 



Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg,. 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving; 
with brick the alley from East 48th 
street to East 49th street, between Lang- 
ley avenue and Evans avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. barker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twiggy 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks the alleys 
between East 48th place, East 49th 
street. Grand boulevard and Vincennes 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

)'c(is — Kenna, Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan. 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully. Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Law ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Mealy. Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney. Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Pea, Reading, Block. 
Ryan, Donahoe. (lark. Forsberg— 63. 

\ ays None. 



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SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Merriam presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Koyal S. 
Palmer to erect a sign at 1227 E. 63d 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Merriam presented an order for 
paving with brieve the alley lying in the 
block bounded by Indiana avenue, Michi- 
gan avenue, 53d street and 55th street, 
and an order for paving with asphalt 
67th street, from Cottage Grove avenue 
to South Chicago avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Snow presented the Ifollowing 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cause to be issued to the 
proprietors of the Hotel Windermere, 
56th street and Cornell avenue, a per- 
mit authorizing said parties to remove 
porte-cochere now attached to said 
building at the Cornell avenue en- 
trance and re-erect the same at the 
56th street entrance to said building. 

Ordered, That an order passed by 
this Council March 21st, 1910, and 
shown at page 3638 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows : 
By striking out in the 17th line the 
figures "228" and inserting in lieu 
there the figures "222"', and by 
striking out of the 22nd line the 
figures "2201" and inserting in lieu 
thereof the figures "2221"# and by 
striking out in the 52nd line the fig- 
ures "644-8" and inserting in lieu 
thereof the figures "664-8." 

Aid. Snow presented claims as follows : 
Claim of M. K. Drum for a rebate of 
water tax, claims of P. V. Castle, Mrs. 
E. S. Reed, J. Robertson, E. Johnson, B. 
R. Hall, Ira Scott and J. L. Holmes 
for refunds of 90 per cent of special 



assessments for water supply pipes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley, from East 
52d street to East 53d street, between 
South Michigan avenue and Indiana 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was ap- 
proved, and by the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Culler ton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns. 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block bound- 
ed by East 52d street, East 53d street, 
Jefferson avenue and Lake avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. SnOw, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Ways— -None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 



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May 2, 1910. 



with asphalt East 53d street, from Indi- 
ana avenue to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt East 55th street, from 314 
feet east of Lake avenue to Everett 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — G3. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks East 56th 
street, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
Woodlawn avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— K<>nna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 



Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks Madison 
avenue, from Hyde Park boulevard to 
East 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of Greenwood ave- 
nue, from 60th street to 65th street, and 
annulling the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
33936 of the County Court of Cook 
County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Merriam, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, ■ 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foeli, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 



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Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Emerson presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Broth- 
erhood of Railroad Trainmen to string 
a banner across 92nd street at Com- 
mercial avenue for a period of thirty 
days. Said banner shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privi- 
lege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be, and he is hereby in- 
structed to enforce all ordinances in 
relation to the use of water by per- 
sons now or hereafter occupying tents 
along the shores of Lake Michigan, be- 
tween Seventy-first and Seventy-eighth 
streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be, and he is hereby instructed 
to enforce all ordinances relating to 
sanitary conditions in and along the 
shores of Lake Michigan, between 
Seventy-first and Seventy- eighth 
streets. 

Aid. Derpa presented the claims of 
Thomas Uordon for a refund of special 
assessment for sidewalk intersection, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in Colfax 
avenue, from East 79th street to a point 
150 feet north of East 81st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 



Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a ule pipe sewer in the easter- 
ly side of Railroad avenue, from East 
73d street to a point 120 feet southerly 
of East 7 1st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Derpa, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Elliott avenue, from South Chicago 
avenue to 134 feet southwesterly of 
South Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



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A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Transit avenue, from South Chi- 
cago avenue to Anthony avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Derpa, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinoerg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, McTnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for cement sidewalks on a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: on the north 
side of 74th street, from Bond avenue 
to 213.75 feet east of Bond avenue, and 
on both sides of Bond avenue, from 
74th street to 210.25 feet north of 74th 
street, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed April 7, 1909, Warrant 
36895. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Emerson, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam. Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa. Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton. Danisch. Zimmer. Fulton, 
Buckley. Lawley. Lucas, Utpatel. Beil- 
fuss. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Dunn. Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinherg. Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller. McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher. Rea, Reading. Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe. Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Egan presented the claim of C. 

M. Grasaly for a refund of fee paid for 



duplicate license for drug store, and the 
claim of Henry Wenig and Mrs. Henry 
Wenig for compensation for damage to 
property caused by the elevation of rail- 
road tracks and change in grade of 
streets, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the claims of 
Ellen Finnell, Wilhem Krahube and John 
and Minnie Strasen for compensation 
for damage to property caused by the 
elevation of railroad tracks, and the 
claim of M. Fisher for a rebate of water 
taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Vavricek presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to D. Rhine- 
hart to erect a barber pole on the N. 
W. cor. 18th street and Blue Island 
avenue. Said pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at anv time in his discretion. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition 
from the E. R. Stege Brewery, The Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal Rail- 
road Company and the Otis Elevator 
Company, asking the vacation of alley 
lying in the block bounded by West 
15th street, 15th place, Laflin street and 
Ashland boulevard (Block 13, Sampson 
& Greene's Addition to Chicago), which 
was 



Referred to the 
Industries. 



Committee on Local 



Aid. Danisch presented the claim of 
John Harrington for wages withheld on 
account of illness, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Loeal Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the north- 
westerly side of Blue Island avenue, 
from West 22d street to South Robey 



May 2, 1910. 



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street, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance confirmed February 3, 1910, War- 
rant 37678. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Cullerton, duly passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleskr, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Glettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of 
the Standard Brewery for a refund of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1962 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, to 
provide that all street cars shall stop 
at the nearest side of all street inter- 
sections to receive or let off passengers, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Fulton presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That all members of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, the 
United Spanish War Veterans and all 
ex-soldiers or sailors who served in 
the United States Army or Navy, 
either as regulars or volunteers, dur- 
ing the War of the Rebellion, the War 
with Spain, the Boxer uprising, or the 
Insurrection in the Philippines, who 
are now in the employ of the City of 
Chicago, in health, fire, police, or elec- 
tricity departments, are hereby grant- 
ed a holiday on Monday, the 30th day 
of May, A. D. 1910, for the purpose 
of observing Memorial Day. 



Aid. Fulton presented an order for 
paving with asphalt Van Buren street,, 
from Kedzie avenue to Central Park ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
a/uthorized • and directed to issue a. 
permit to Clint Burkett, and Chas. 
Hull Ewing, president and sec- 
retary respectively of the Lake Street 
Business Men's Association, on Lake 
street only, authorizing the use of 
city water from fire hydrants, without 
cost, from April 1, 1910, to November 
15, 1910, in consideration of the 
cleaning of Lake street, from Ashland 
avenue to Western avenue, said permit 
to contain a condition that if said Clint 
Burkett, and Chas. Hull Ewing shall 
fail to clean said street to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the city the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said Clint Burkett 
and Chas. Hull Ewing shall fail to 
comply with the conditions of said 
permit, the Mayor shall revoke the 
same, and no other permit shall be 
issued to said Clint Burkett and Chas. 
Hull Ewing until all charges have 
been paid. 

Aid. Lucas presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 

passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Noah J. 
Field to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of sidewalk at 3348 
W. Lake street. Said barber pole shall 
be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Board of Educa- 
tion be, and it is,, hereby directed to 






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erect a stairway or sliding fire escape 
on the Beidler school at the southeast 
corner of Walnut street and Kedzie 
avenue, the location and construction 
of the same to be in accordance with 
the requirements of the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago, and the same 
to be constructed subject to the ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Build- 
ings. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel and Beilfuss presented 
an order for paving with asphalt the 
alley lying in the block bounded by 
North Sacramento avenue, North Hum- 
boldt street, West Division street and 
Augusta street, and an order and peti- 
tion for widening to a width of sixty 
feet Cornelia street, from Humboldt 
boulevard to Kedzie avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Ewing place, Le Moyne 
street, North Leavitt street and North 
Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Utpatel, the estimate was approved 
and \-the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, fetewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, McTnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following 
resolution: 

WHEREAS, This Council has learned 
willi regret and sorrow of the death of 
former Alderman George C. Lenke, who 



served in this body as representative of 
the old Sixteenth Ward; 

Resolved, That in the death of George 
C. Lenke the City of Chicago has lost 
a valuable citizen, who served the people 
of this city as a faithful and efficient 
public servant; 

Resolved, That in recognition of his 
services, these resolutions be spread upon 
the records of the City Council, and that 
a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, be 
presented to his bereaved family. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Kunz, 
unanimously adopted by a rising vote. 

Aid. Kunz presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany to maintain and operate as now 
constructed, three railroad switch tracks 
along and across Mendell street and 
Canal place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Koraleski presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to The Catho- 
lic Order of Foresters Court No. 174, 
to string a banner across Noble street 
at the intersection of Bradley street; 
said banner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Blanche street, from 
Fleetwood street to five feet east of 
Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kunz, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 



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Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for cement sidewalks on a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: On the south 
side of Armitage avenue, from North 
Robey street to North Paulina street, 
etc., and annulling the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed March 30, 1909, Warrant 37625. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Koraleski, duly passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long. Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, ±s.unz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, xvlurray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, -Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Milwaukee avenue, West 
Division street and Cleaver street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to at once remove all signs, 
stands and other obstructions on the 
sidewalks on both sides of Halsted 
street, between Madison and Van 
Buren streets. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, dulv 



Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to Ben Borenstein to erect 
an electric sign in front of premises at 
731 South Centre avenue; said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be 
revocable by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
claims: The claim of Nick Vallo for 
for compensation for personal injury ; the 
claim of B. Sternstein for a rebate of 
water tax; the claim of Samuel Schwartz 
for refunds of fees paid for licenses for 
shooting gallery and penny arcade, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between For- 
quer street, South Desplaines street, 
West Taylor street and South Halsted 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Powers, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 



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May 2, 1910. 



holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Stewart presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Carl Mor- 
ris to plaee and maintain a water 
trough at corner of Taylor street and 
Lowell place, and connect the same 
with the water supply pipe in Lowell 
place, in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be equip- 
ped with an automatic shut-off to 
prevent waste of water, and the said 
Carl Morris shall pay to the City as 
compensation for the water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Stewart presented the claim of J. 
J. McCarthy for a refund of 90 per cent 
of special assessment for paving alley 
(Warrant Xo. 33404), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the public alley in the 
block bounded by Flournoy street, South 
Oakley boulevard. West Polk street and 
South Claremont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Stewart, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, (.oughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman. Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long. Parker, Merriani. Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Fgan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton. Danisch. Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawlev. Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fus>. Kim/,. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Ib-aly, Powers. Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Hauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein. Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp. Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 



Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate an.d ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley in the block bounded 
by West Harrison street, South Robey 
street, Flournoy street and South Hoyne 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Murray the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cpughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, DeA 7 er, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, i.xurray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Foell presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to issue to the Chicago His- 
torical Society, a permit to sprinkle 
the lawn about the building of said 
Society, at the northwest corner of 
Dearborn avenue and West Ontario 
streets, at all hours. 

Aid. Foell presented the following reso- 
lution, which was, on motion, duly 
adopted : 

Whereas, The thirty-first triennial 
conclave of Knights Templar will take 
place in this city during the month of 
August of this year; and, 

Whereas, The Triennial Committee 
has made vast preparations for the en- 
tertainment of visitors that may attend 
said conclave and has prepared elaborate 
plans for the decoration of various 
streets and buildings of the city by 
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toons of electric lights and other decora- 
tions; therefore, he it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works, City Electrician and such 
other public official or officials as may be 
called upon to issue permits for the above 
purposes be and they are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue permits to 
the Triennial Committee, Knights 
Templar, its agents or representatives, 
for the construction and maintenance of 
arches to be placed on Michigan avenue 
boulevard in the vicinity of 12th street; 
on La Salle street, between Madison street 
and Washington street; on State street, 
hetween Van Buren street and Randolph 
street, and such other decorations as 
said Triennial Committee shall deem 
necessary in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be first submitted to said 
city officials hereinabove mentioned, and 
subject to the approval and satisfaction 
of such city officials. 

Aid. Foell .presented the claims of A. 
Hoi linger & Co., J. J. FarrelL and B. 
Lowenthal for rebates of water taxes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Ohio street, 
from St. Clair street to Lake Shore Drive, 
passed April 13, 1910. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
the motion of Aid. Taylor, duly passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, .Hauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, jtiaderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance 

granting permission and authority to 

Wendelin Meyer & Sons to erect and 



maintain an ornamental clock at No. 
434 West Chicago avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

Aid. Bauler presented the claim of Mrs. 
Anderson for a rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented the claim 
of Raffaelo Arrago for a rebate of water 
tax, and the claims of Joseph E. Healy 
and Stephen B. Kollach for wages with- 
held for time lost on account of personal 
injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of West Chicago avenue, 
from North Franklin street to Sedgwick 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
BucKiey, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — : 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Kingsbury street, from West Chicago 
avenue to West Erie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, + ringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel. Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 



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Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Battler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Blackhawk street, West 
North avenue. Cleveland avenue and 
Mohawk street, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Bauler, 
deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Blackhawk street, West 
North avenue, Hudson avenue and Cleve- 
land avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cpughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Eeinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented the claim of Fred 
Wulf for a refund of amount deposited 
for opening of street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Liolcal Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of Hammond street, from 
'IV11 street to Eugenie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hey. the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas- 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton,. 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of Maud avenue, 
from Sheffield avenue to Racine avenue, 
and annulling the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
181 of the Superior Court of Cook 
County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Hey, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumholz pres^ited an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
T. A. Cummings Foundry Company to 
construct, operate and maintain a rail- 
road switch track connecting with the 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad, running from Clybourn 
place to and across Southport avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

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submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of A street, from Clybourn 
avenue to Dominiek street, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Krum- 
holz, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks Fullerton 
avenue, from Sheffield avenue to 72 feet 
west of Herndon street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Haderlein, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, C'app, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block 
Ryan, Donah oe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the claim of Mrs. 
Anna Copp for a rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thomson presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1064 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning lights in halls of tenements, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Fred 
Koenig, Rosemont and Evanston ave- 
nues, to erect and maintain a water 
trough on Rosemont avenue near cor- 
ner of Evanston avenue; said water 
trough shall be erected and maintained 



in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to supply water without meter 
for fountain at Memorial Park to be 
maintained by the Buena Park Citi- 
zens' Association. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a water service pipe 
from the supply pipe in Evanston ave- 
nue to supply fountain to be erected 
by the Buena Park Citizens' Associa- 
tion in plat of ground between Evans- 
ton avenue and Sheridan road, to be 
known as Memorial Park, also to in- 
stall drain from said fountain to sewer 
in Evanston avenue, as per attached 
plat and communication. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
claims: Claim of George Schaskenberg 
for a refund of special assessment for 
sewer, claim of A. F. Warner for refund 
of cost of relaying drain and cleaning 
catch-basin, claims of H. H. Loveridge 
and A. J. Pruitt for rebates of water 
taxes, and the claim of Fred Pearson for 
a refund of fee paid for license for 
bakery, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thomson presented an order for 
paving Hood avenue, from Southport ave- 
nue to Evanston avenue, and an order 
for paving Perry street, from Pratt 
boulevard northward, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of Cambridge avenue, from 
Briar place to 127 feet north of Briar 
place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski. Sitts, Dever, 









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Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Xays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Montrose avenue, from Hazel street 
to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringie, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Xays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of Morse avenue, 
from Ridge road to a straight line ^ con- 
necting a point on the north curb" line 
of Morse avenue with a point on the 
south curb line of Morse avenue, 532 and 
550 feet, respectively, east of the easterly 
line of Evanston avenue, and annulling 
the assessment made under the provi- 
sions of said ordinance, Docket 34135, of 
the County Court of Cook County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringie, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, ..awley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fii->. Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell. Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey. Krum- 
hol/. Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, ('•n>n. Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 



Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance requiring the 
Illinois Northern Railway, the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company 
(or its lessee, the Illinois Northern Rail- 
way), and the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company to change the 
plane of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the select Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Reinberg presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the north- 
and-south alley lying in the block 
bounded by Lunc avenue, Morse avenue, 
Pingree street and Elmwood street 
(Block 3, Keeney's Addition to Rogers 
Park, N. W. y 4 , Section 31-41-14), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south thirty (30) foot alley east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots eleven 
(11) and twelve (12) and west of and 
adjoining the west line of Lots thirteen 
(13) and fourteen (14) in Block three 
( 3 ) , Keeney's Addition to Rogers Park, 
being a subdivision of fifty-five and four 
hundred eighty-seven one-thousandths 
(55.487) acres north of and adjoining 
the south forty-five and sixty-three one- 
hundredths (45.63) acres of that part of 
the northwest quarter (N. W. y 4 ) of 
Section thirty-one (31), Township forty- 
one (41) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
lying west of Ridge road; said alley be- 
ing further described as all of the north 
and south public alley in the block 
bounded on the north by Lunt avenue, on 
the south by Morse avenue, on the east 
by Pingree street and on the west by 
Elmwood street, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
pari of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

SECTION 2. The vacation herein pro- 



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vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that Paul Thill shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance pay to the City of Chicago the sum 

of dollars ($....) toward 

a fund for the payment and satisfaction 
of any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said alley. 
Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided that Paul Thill 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file for 1 record in 
the" office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in Ber- 
wyn avenue, from North Robey street 
to a point 45 feet east of the east line 
of North Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Ri chert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 






A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the east- 
erly side of Ridge avenue, from Devon 
avenue to Thome avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Ri chert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 



holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mef.nerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, tteading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving with 
asphalt a system of streets as follows: 
North Leavitt street, from a straight 
line connecting the southeast and south- 
west corners of North Leavitt street and 
Wilson avenue to the south line of Law- 
rence avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, ijorsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with asphalt Wilson avenue, from Lin- 
coln avenue to North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foelf, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



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TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Capp presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
permit to William Rundall to con- 
nect private pipe with water main in 
North Whipple street, to run to North 
Sacramento avenue, without meter. 
Water to be paid for as per city 
ordinances. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to notify the Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railway' Company to install an 
electric arc light under the elevated 
structure at Campbell avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Julius 
Fuermann to place and maintain a 
water trough at 3248 West Fullerton 
avenue, and connect the same 
with the water supply pipe in 
Fullerton avenue, in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. Said 
trough shall be equipped with an auto- 
matic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said Julius Fuermann 
shall pay to the city as compensation 
for the water used such amounts as 
may be fixed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. Tbe privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Andrew 
Kaeser, to place and maintain a water 
trough at 3544 Humboldt avenue, and 
connect the same with the water sup- 
ply pipe in Humboldt avenue, in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. Said trough shall be equipped 
with an automatic shut-off to prevent 
waste of water, and the said Andrew 
Kaeser shall pay to the city as com- 
pensation for the water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Joseph Sokup, 
Jr., to place and maintain a water 



trough at the southwest corner of 
Central Park avenue and Fullerton 
avenue and connect the same with the 
water supply pipe in Central Park ave- 
nue, in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be 
equipped with an automatic shut-off 
to prevent waste of water, and the 
said Joseph Sokup, Jr., shall pay to 
the city as compensation for the 
water used such amounts as may be 
fixed by the' Commissioner of Public 
Works. The privileges hereby granted 
may be revoked by the flavor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Capp presented an order for 
street lights on Hobart street, between 
Clarendon street and Vernon place, and 
on Clarendon street, between Hobart 
street and Walnut street, and orders for 
electric arc lights , at 41st court and 
Faraday avenue, at Maple avenue and 
India street, and on Hutchinson street, 
between 51st and 52d avenues, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Capp presented the claim of W. 
W. Harper for compensation for installa- 
tion of sewer stub and extension of 
water service pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Wilson presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Paul Riebe to 
place and maintain a water trough at 
1854 North 40th avenue, corner of 
Cortland street, and connect the same 
with the water supply pipe in Cortland 
street, in accordance with the rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. Said trough shall be 
equipped with an automatic shut-off 
to prevent waste of water, and the 
said Paul Riebe shall pay to the city 
as compensation for the water used 
such amounts as may be fixed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. The 
privileges hereby granted may be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Sterling and 
Stoker to place and maintain a water 
trough at 2050 Belmont avenue, corner 
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same with the water supply pipe in ! 
Sacramento avenue,, in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. Said 
trough shall be equipped with an auto- 
matic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said Sterling and 
Stuker shall pay to the city as com- 
pensation for the water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may b'e revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Wilson presented the claim of 
M. 0. Shaughnessy (Warrant No. 
32260), and the claim of John L. Haver - 
kampf & Son (Warrant No. 30899), for 
refunds of 90 per cent of special asssess- 
ments for water supply pipes, which 
were 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Boar a of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of North Albany avenue, from Ad- 
dison street to Elston road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of Belden avenue, from North 51st ave- 
nue to North 53d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Wilson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 



Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor' 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Tvvigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Rending, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cinder sidewalk on the west- 
erly side of North 45th avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Addison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reaiing, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the north 
side of Lyndale avenue, from! North 
Lawndale avenue to North Hamlin ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Wilson, the estimate was approved 
and' the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mjlnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



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A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the south 
side of Milton place, from 195.61 feet 
east of North 47th avenue to 495.61 feet 
east of North 47th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of North Whipple street, from Addison 
street to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Wilson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Y<7//.s None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in Nortb 49th avenue, from Belden ave- 
nue to Humboldt avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp. the estimate was approved 
and <lie ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 



felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan,. 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever,. 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor,. 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, W 7 ilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in Lowell avenue, from Fullerton avenue 
to the alley first south of Wrightwood 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. vVilson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor,. 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson. Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, (McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in Warwick avenue, from North 48th 
avenue to North 52d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas- 
and nays as follows : 

Ye*as — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy. Powers. Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
bolz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, iWSlson, Littler, Twigg, 



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Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

also, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for cinder sidewalks on a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: On the south 
side of 'West Berwyn avenue, from North 
St. Louis avenue to North Central 
Park avenue, etc., and annulling the as- 
sessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket 252 of the Su- 
perior Court of Cook County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
on motion of Aid. Wilson, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Rich'ert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the west side 
of North Troy street, from West Noble 
avenue to 200 feet north of West Noble 
avenue, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed December 2, 1909, War- 
rant 37615. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Capp, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, TV.irsberg — 6*3. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

An ordinance, repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the north side 
of Walnut avenue, from Cheney avenue 
to Clarendon street, and annulling the 
assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, confirmed December 2, 
1909, Warrant 37623. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Wilson, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman,. Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow,. 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek,. 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton,. 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps*. 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg,. 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns,. 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Rending, Block,. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, >Wsberg — Q'h 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a water supply pipe in North Central 
Park avenue, from Grace street to Wave- 
land avenue, annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket 442 of the Superior Court 
of Cook County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Capp, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Riock,. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the east- 
and-west alley lying in the block bounded 
by Moffat street, Bloomingdale road, 
North Campbell avenue and North Rock- 



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well street (Dvmond's Subdivision of the 
E. y 2 , S. E. 14, Section 36-40-13), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west fifteen and seventy-five 
one-hundredths (15.75) foot public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line of 
Lots thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36), 
both inclusive, excepting therefrom the 
east sixteen (16) feet of Lot thirty-two 
(32) in Dymond's Subdivision of the 
west half (W. y 2 ) of Block three (3) of 
W. S. Johnston's Subdivision of the east 
half ( E. % ) of the southeast quarter ( S. 
E. y 4 ) of Sec. thirty-six (36), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; 
said part of said alley being further de- 
scribed as the west one hundred nine 
(109) feet, more or less, of the east and 
west public alley in the block bounded 
on the north by Moffat street, on the 
south by Bloomingdale road, on the east 
by North Campbell avenue and on the 
west by North Rockwell street, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words "To 
be vacated'' upon the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance H. C. Nie- 
man and Company, a corporation, shall 
dedicate to the public and open up for 
public use as an alley the east sixteen 
(16) feet of Lot thirty-two (32) in Dy- 
mond's Subdivision beforementioned, as 
colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" upon the afore- 
mentioned plat; and further shall with- 
in sixty (60) days after the passage of 
tins ordinance pay to the City of Chicago 

the sum of dollars ($ ) 

toward a fund for the payment and sat- 
isfaction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
of said alley; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance deposit, if necessary, with the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient in the 
iudgment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of constructing 
sidewalk and curb across entrance to al- 



ley herein vacated similar to the side- 
walk and curb in Rockwell street, be- 
tween Bloomingdale road and Moffat 
street and paving and curbing return 
into alley herein dedicated similar to the 
paving and curbing in Moffat street, be- 
tween Rockwell street and Campbell 
avenue. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said H. C. Nieman 
and Company shall within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance 
file for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
a certified copy of this ordinance and a 
plat, properly executed and acknow- 
ledged, showing the vacation and dedica- 
tion herein provided for. 

Aid. Littler presented the claim of J. 
Y. Meyers for compensation for repair- 
ing water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Littler presented an order for 
paving was asphalt Maplewood avenue, 
from Logan boulevard to Marianna 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Mueller presented a petition and 
order for a six-inch water supply pipe in 
54th street and 55th street west of the 
right of way of the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad and in adjoining alleys, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
east side of South Rockwell street, from 
304.38 feet south of West 40th street, 
to West 42d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Mueller, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Detpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Oullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss. Eunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Mealy. Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 



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Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg. 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclrerney, K earns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
~Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe in 
Turner avenue, from West 51st street 
west to a point 606 feet north of the 
north line of West 51st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McDermott, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnoney, Kearny 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe. Clark, Jorslerg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for cinder sidewalks on the west side of 
South Western avenue, from 827.75 feet 
north of West 42d street to 877.75 feet 
north of West 42d street, and annulling 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, confirmed June 2, 
1909, Warrant 37184. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Mueller, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, *Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of an alley 
lying in the block bounded by West 49th 
street, West 49th place, Union avenue 
and South Halsted street (Block 1, Metz- 
ger's Subdivision, N. W. y 4 , S. W. %, 
N. W. y 4 , Section 9-38-14), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west sixteen (16) foot public alley in 
Block one (1) of Metzger's Subdivision 
of the northwest quarter ( N. W. ^4 ) , 
southwest quarter (S. W. *4), Northwest 
quarter (N. W. y 4 ) of Section nine (9), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; said alley being further 
described as all of the east and west 
public alley in the block bounded on the 
north by West Forty-ninth street, on 
the south by West Forty-ninth place, on 
the east by Union avenue and on the 
west by South Halsted street, as colored 
in red and indicated by the Avords: "To 
be vacated," upon the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as said portion of said 
alley is no longer needed by the general 
public for use as an alley and the public 
interests will be subserved by the vaca- 
tion thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that Lockwood and Strickland 
Company, a corporation, shall, within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, pay to the City of Chicago 

the sum of dollars 

towards a fund for the payment of any 
and all damages which may arise from 
the vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided, however, that the 
said Lockwood and Strickland Company 
shall within sixty (60) days of the date 
of the passage hereof file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the follow- 






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ing orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank 
Taglieri to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of sidewalk in front 
of premises at 4724 State street. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby instructed to 
render an opinion to the Council at its 
next meeting, as, to whether or not the 
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of 
the Police Pension Fund has the right 
to retain the interest on such fund or 
any portion thereof; and as to wheth- 
er or not he is entitled to compensa- 
tion for his services. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner ©f 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a per- 
mit to C. D. Smith and F. C. Eggert, 
president and secretary respectively 
of the Halsted Improvement Club, au- 
thorizing the use of city water from 
fire hydrants without cost, from April 
1, 1910, to November 15, 1910, in con- 
sideration of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets, all streets in the dis- 
trict bounded by and including 51st 
street, 55th street, Lowe avenue and 
Centre avenue, said permit to contain 
a condition that if said C. D. Smith 
and F. C. Eggert shall fail to clean 
said streets or any of them to the sat- 
isfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the city the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said C. D. Smith 
and F. C. Eggert shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said 
C. D. Smith and F. C. Eggert until all 
charges have been paid. 
The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mil tod a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with nsphalt and brick West 45th 
street, from South Halsted street to 
Sou t li State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid.' Mclnerney, the estimate was ap- 



proved and the ordinance was passed by- 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavrieek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps r 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns,. 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kearns presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to extend water supply pipe in 
South Robey street from West 59th 
street to West 61st street for circu- 
lation purposes. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay an 8-inch water main in 
Robey street from 69th street to 69th 
place, providing upon a proper survey 
a revenue of ten cents per lineal foot 
is being derived. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement walk on the south 
side of West 59th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Marshfield ave- 
nue. 

Ay unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egah, Scully, Vavrieek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as fol- 
lows: South Marshfield avenue, from 
West 66th street to West 67th street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bergen, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Bichert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving with 
brick West 63d street, from South Ash- 
land avenue to the Pittsburgh, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, .^cisberg — 63. 

Ways — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick West 69th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to the Pittsburg, Cin- 
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway." 

By . unanimous consent, on motion of 



Aid. Bergen, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow,. 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor,. 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps,. 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Reams, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Fcrsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for the vacation of South Peoria 
street, from West 86th street to West 
87th street, and all alleys in the blocks 
bounded by West 86th street, West 
87th street, South Sangamon street and 
Vincennes road (Schmidt's Subdivision 
of S. %', S. E. 14, S. E, 14, Section 32- 
38-14). 

Aid. Fisher moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily for the purpose of consider- 
ing the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan,. 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers. Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Blocks 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Tbe following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating a certain street and alleys. 
Whereas, On June 5, 1882, Mathias. 



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Schmidt platted a certain subdivision, 
of which he was the owner, lying west 
of the Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific 
Railroad in Cook County, Illinois, 
known as Schmidt's subdivision of the 
south y z of the southeast *4 of the 
southeast 14 of Section 32, Town 38 
North. Range 14 East of the Third 
Principal Meridian (Doc. 400188); and 

Whereas, Said plat dedicated to the 
uses of the public that portion of South 
Peoria street lying between West 86th 
street and West 87th street, and certain 
allej's in block one ( 1 ) of said subdivi- 
sion, between West 86th street, West 
87th street, South Peoria street and 
Viucennes road, and certain alleys in 
Block two (2) of said subdivision, be- 
tween West 86th street, West 87th 
street, South Peoria street and South 
Sangamon street; and 

Whereas, On July 7, 1883, the said 
Mathias Schmidt, being still the owner 
of the said and hereinbefore described 
property, made and platted a new sub- 
division of the same (Doc. 480414), in 
in which re-subdivision the said South 
Peoria street and alleys in Blocks one 
( 1 ) and two ( 2 ) , previously platted, 
were ignored and eliminated therefrom, 
and West 86th place and other east and 
west alleys were substituted therefor; 
and 

Whereas, That portion of South 
Peoria street and the alleys first platted, 
in Blocks one ( 1 ) and two ( 2 ) , by the 
said Mathias Schmidt on June 5, 1882, 
were never accepted or made use of by 
the City of Chicago; and 

Whereas, The said West 86th place 
lying between South Sangamon street 
and Vinceunes road, and likewise the 
alleys as platted in the re-subdivision 
made by the said Mathias Schmidt on 
July 7, 1883, have been accepted and 
have been made use of by the City of 
Chicago for a considerable term of years; 
and 

Whereas, Much of said property has 
been sold in accordance with said re- 
subdivision and built upon; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of South 
Peoria street lying between the south 
line of West 86th street and the north 
line of West 87th street, and all alleys 
in Block one ( 1 ) between West 86th 
street, West 87th street. South Peoria 
street and Vincennes road, and all al- 



leys in Block two (2) between West 86th 
street, West 87th street, South Sanga- 
mon street and South Peoria street, as 
shown in the plat of Mathias Schmidt's 
original subdivision, dated June 5, 1882, 
and known as Schmidt's subdivision of 
the south i/o of the southeast ^, lying 
west of the Chicago, Rock Island & 
Pacific Railroad, of the southeast ^ of 
Section 32, Town 38 North, Range 14 
East of the Third Principal Meridian 
(Doc. 400188), be and the same are 
hereby vacated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
within thirty days after its passage a 
copy of this ordinance shall be filed for 
record with the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to require the Chicago and 
Southern Traction Company to pave 
at once its 16-foot right-of-way on 
West 81st street, from Vincennes road 
to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railway Company's right-of-way, 
to put in their tracks and to bring 
same to proper street grade. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for water 
supply pipes in Tremont avenue, from 
West 101st place to West 102d street and 
W T est 101st place, from Tremont avenue 
to Leavitt street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Rea presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motipn, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to have a water supply pipe 
laid in Lafayette avenue, from 75th 
street to 77th street, provided the 
same will pay a permanent annual 
revenue of ten cents per lineal foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to J. C. 
Hackland to erect and maintain a bar- 
ber pole at the edge of sidewalk in 
front of premises at 261 West 63rd 
street. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance 
wifh all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 



May 2, 1910. 

tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a per- 
mit to Philip Balz and William Bo- 
pree, president and secretary, re- 
spectively, of the South Auburn Im- 
provement Association, authorizing the 
use of city water from fire hydrants 
without cost from May l 3 1910, to 
November 15, 1910, in consideration of 
the cleaning of the following streets: 
Halsted street, from 79th to 85th; 
Emerald avenue, from 79th to 85th; 
Union avenue, from 79th to 85th; 
Sherman street, from 79th to 85th; 
Parnell avenue, from 79th to 85th; 
Normal avenue, from 79th to 85th; 
Vincennes avenue, from 79th to 85th ; 
said permit to contain a condition that 
if said Philip Balz and William 
Bopree shall fail to clean said streets 
or any of them to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works or if said water is used for 
any purpose other than sprinkling or 
flushing they shall pay to the city the 
full rate for • all water used from the 
date of the issuance of said permit, 
and if said Philip Balz and William 
Bopree shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said Philip 
Balz and William Bopree until all 
charges have been paid. 

Aid. Pea presented an order directing 
the issuance of a permit to Franklin 
Luce for the construction of a brick 
store building at No. 7051-59 Wentworth 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Rea presented the claim of Wil- 
liam 0. Goetze for a refund of fee paid 
for license for meat market, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented an order for a 
sewer in Lafayette avenue, from 75th 
street to 77th street, which was 

Refered to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
south side of West 81st street, from 
Vincennes road to the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railroad. 

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Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block,. 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the- 
south side of West 95th street, from 
South Robey street to South Seeley ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Rea, the estimate was approved and 
the' ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan,. 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek,. 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, PoAvers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply 
pipe in South Ada street, from West 
87th street to West 85th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid* Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 



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Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg. 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in South Ada street, from West 95th 
street to West 92d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Rea, the estimate was approved and 
the ordinance Avas passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in Loomis street, from West 87th street 
to West 85th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton. 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor. 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney. Kearns. 
Bergen. Fisber, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 63. 

\ ay a — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance* repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the south side 



of West 93d street, from Longwood ave- 
nue to South Winchester avenue, and 
annulling the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
February 23, 1910, Warrant 37759. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Rea, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading; Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a sewer in West 76th street, from 
Stewart avenue to the Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad, and annulling 
the assessment made under the provi- 
sions of said ordinance, Docket 133 of 
the Superior Court. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Reading presented an ordinance 
(petition attached) establishing the side- 
walk line on the east side of Indiana 
avenue, between 73d and 75th streets, at 
19 feet from the lot line. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 



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Aid. Reading moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
€ullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, 'Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
"the east side of Indiana avenue, between 
73rd and 75th streets be and the same 
is hereby established at nineteen (19) 
feet from the lot line, to conform to the 
line of walk on Indiana avenue north of 
71st street. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

Aid. Reading presented an ordinance 
•establishing the sidewalk line on the east 
side of Indiana avenue, between 71st and 
73d streets, at 18 feet from the lot line. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Reading moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz. Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor. 
FoelL Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Kfum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 



Reinberg,. Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
the east side of Indiana avenue, between 
71st and 73rd streets be and the same 
is hereby established at eighteen (18) 
feet from the lot line, to conform to the 
line of walk on Indiana avenue north of 
71st street. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

Aid. Reading presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to inspect, 
free of charge, the electric arc lights 
on Michigan avenue, between 109th 
and 115th streets. Said lights were in- 
stalled by the South End Business 
Men's Association. 

Aid. Reading and Block presented an 
order directing the Traction Expert to 
investigate and report to the Committee 
on Local Transportation the condition of 
the rolling stock and equipment of the 
Chicago and Southern Traction Company, 
and an order directing the Committee on 
Local Transportation to take steps to 
force the 'Chicago and Southern Traction 
Company to comply with the ordinances 
of the city and with the terms of the 
ordinance passed May 2, 1893; which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Reading, Block, Snow and Fisher 
presented an order directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to investigate and 
report to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation the location and character of 
repair or improvement necessary to be 
performed by the Chicago and Southern 
Traction Company in accordance with 
the terms of an ordinance passed May 
2, 1893; which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 



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Aid. Reading presented the claim of 
Frank Lindholm for compensation for 
connecting sewer stub, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Reading presented an order for a 
cement sidewalk on the east side of State 
street, from 99th street to 103d street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Reading and Block presented a 
petition for a cement curbing on all 
streets in the territory bounded as fol- 
lows: Halsted street, Yale avenue, 119th 
street and 123d street, except on blocks 
and lots where said cement curbing has 
been put in by private contract, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Block presented the claim of Mr. 
LeFort for compensation for the repair 
of water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Block presented an order for a 
sewer in 93d street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Dauphin avenue and in Dau- 
phin avenue, from 93d street to 92d 
street, and an order for a sewer in South 
Park avenue, from 73d street to 75th 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in the east 
side of Cottage Grove avenue, between 
East 79th street and East 83d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, C.oughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley. Lawley. Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell. Bauler, Clottenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg. Capp. Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergeu. Fisher, Rea. Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark. Forsberg— 63. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inch drains in the east side 
of Cottage Grove avenue, between 300 
feet north of East 84th street and East 
87th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Block, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, ^owers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of East 91st street, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Vincennes avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading. Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 03. 

\<iys — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast-iron water supply pipe 
in Calumet avenue, from East 71st street 
to East 73d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid.' Block, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and iiiivs as follows: 



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Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Roraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Battler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Pea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsherg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: Washington 
avenue, from East 73d street to East 
75th street, etc., and directing the dis- 
missal of the petition filed under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket No. 
601 Superior Court of Cook County. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Reading, duly passed by 
peas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlm, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ryan presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
John Janicek to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track across 
West 24th street near 43d court, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Ryan and Donahoe presented an 
ordinance establishing the width of road- 
way on Harding avenue, between 24th 
and 26th streets, at 30 feet, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



Aid. Ryan and Donahoe presented the 
following order, which was, on motion 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to lay an as- 
phalt pavement on Harding avenue, be- 
tween 24th and 26th streets by pri- 
vate contract. 

Aid. Ryan and Donahoe presented the 
following resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, The people of the Thirty- 
fourtn Ward who are depending upon the 
Chicago Consolidated Traction Company 
for street car service in connection with 
the lines now operated by the Chicago 
Railwaps Company are entirely dissatis- 
fied with the service now being rendered 
by the first of the aforesaid companies, 
especially over and along Madison and 
12th streets west of 40th avenue; and, 

Whereas, The Chicago Railways Com- 
pany is at the present time operating a 
few street cars on 12th street bearing 
signs "Forty-sixth Avenue," which are 
presumed to run to the point designated, 
but more often do not run beyqna 40th 
avenue, the terminal for all 12th street 
•cars, which arrangement compels pas- 
sengers for points farther west to alight 
and transfer; and, 

Whereas, The number of cars operated 
by both of the said companies is entire- 
ly inadequate to comfortably carry the 
passengers seeking transportation; and, 

Whereas, The cars in use are unfit for 
service; are antiquated, delapidated, and 
unsanitary; and, 

Whereas, The present round-about 
way of transporting passengers to the 
loop district might be shortened by 
routing some of the 12th street cars via 
Ogden avenue and Van Buren street, or 
Madison street, and via Blue Island ave- 
nue and Van Buren street; and, 

Whereas, The schedule upon which 
the cars of these companies are operated 
is totally unsatisfactory to the patrons 
of the lines aforesaid, and it appearing 
from all the facts obtainable that the 
service should be immediately bettered 
either by an operating agreement be- 
tween the two lines aforesaid or by some 
other method; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, That the Local Trans- 
portation Committee be and it is hereby 
directed to take up for consideration at 



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its earliest convenience the question of 
the method by which residents of the 
Thirty-fourth Ward west of 40th avenue 
may secure better street car transpor- 
tation, and better cars, and the said 
committee be and it is hereby directed 
to summon before it representatives of 
the Chicago Consolidated Traction Com- 
pany and the Chicago Railways Company 
and to secure such evidence as may be 
material in arriving at a proper solution 
of this matter. 

Aid. Ryan and Donahoe presented 
claims as follows : Claim of John French 
for wages withheld for time lost on ac- 
count of illness, claim of Frantisek Wag- 
ner for compensation for repair of sewer, 
and the claim of W. A. Wilson for a re- 
fund of fee paid for license for delica- 
tessen store, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ryan and Donahoe presented or- 
ders as follows: Orders for paving al- 
leys in the block bounded by Millard 
avenue, Lawndale avenue, Ogden avenue 
and 22d street and alley between Millard 
and Lawndale avenues, from the alley 
south of Ogden avenue to the alley north 
of 22d street; and a petition and order 
for cement sidewalks on all streets which 
are not now so improved in the territory 
bounded by 12th street, Wlest 16th street, 
South 42d avenue and South 46th avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of West 16th street, from 
South 43d avenue to South 44th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ryan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough] in, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Thomas 
Barry to place and maintain a water 
trough at 3501 West North avenue and 
connect the same with the water sup- 
ply pipe in West North avenue, in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. 
Said trough shall be equipped with an 
automatic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said Thomas Barry 
shall pay to the city as compensation 
for the water used such amounts as 
may be fixed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. The privileges hereby 
granted may be revoked by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Aid. Clark and Forsberg presented an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to permit the completion of a 
church building at 51st avenue and 
Washington boulevard, with the use of 
ordinary wood studs and wood lath in 
place of metal studs and wire lath. 

Aid. Clark moved to pass the said 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Long moved to re- 
consider the vote by which the foregoing 
motion was passed: 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Long moved to refer the said 
order to the Committee- on Buildings. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a 
system of streets as follows, to-wit: On 
the south side of Ilirsch street, from 
North 42d avenue to North 44th avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clark, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 



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Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Beading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for ce/nent sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of Hirsch streets, from Grand 
avenue to North 42d avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of West North avenue, from 
North 42d avenue to North 44th avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clark, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the northerly 
side of West Lake street, from 455.14 
feet easterly of North 50th avenue to 
658 feet easterly of North 50th avenue, 
and annulling the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, con- 
firmed October 14, 1909, Warrant 37548*. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Forsberg, duly passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for a cement sidewalk on the west side 
of Pine avenue, from Lake street to 52.92 
feet north of the north line of Lake 
street, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed September 21, 1909, 
Warrant 37471. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Clark, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas'— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Egan, Scully, Vavricek, 
Cullerton, Danisch, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Buckley. Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Silts, Dever, 
Healy, Powers, Stewart, Murray, Taylor, 
Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, 
Reinberg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, 
Mueller, McDermott, Mclnerney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donaboe, Clark, Forsberg — 63. 

Nays — None. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTIONS TO TAKE FROM FILE. 

Aid. Kunz moved that the claim of 



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Frank Kendziora for refund on unused 
portion of saloon license placed on file 
October 21, 1907, page 1857, be taken 
from file and recommitted to Committee 
on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved that the- claim of 
John de Young, placed on file May 24th, 



1909, be taken from file and recommitted 
to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Snow moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, May 
9, 1910, at 7:30 P. M. 



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95 



COPY 



JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 9, 1910. 



7!30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, 
and Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, 
Shufelt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey Rich- 
ert, Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, 
Merriam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fiek, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, 
Brennan, Healy, Powers, Bowler, Mur- 
ray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Krumholz, Haderlein, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, Wil- 
son, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, McDer- 
mott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, 
Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, Donahoe, 
Clark and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Derpa, Kurz, Koraleski, 
Dever, Stewart, Dunn and Mclrierney. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 



printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, May 2, 1910, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, 
and to dispense with the reading of the 
same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by His Honor, the Mayor, containing a 
list of the names of persons released 
from the House of Correction during the 
week ended May 7, 1910, together with 
the cause of each release, which was 
ordered ■ ;•• * 

Placed on file. 






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ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — At a meeting of your 
Honorable Body held March 28th, 1910, 
on motion of Alderman Francis W. Tay- 
lor, a resolution was adopted author- 
izing and directing the Mayor to ap- 
point a commission of nine persons, said 
commission to include a bacteriologist, a 
chemist, a children's specialist, a veter- 
inarian, a representative of the milk 
dealers, two members of the Council 
Committee on Health Department and 
a representative > of the Law Depart- 
ment, to investigate the question of 
tuberculin testing and pasteurizing of 
milk and kindred matters and to report 
its conclusions to the City Council. 

In making up this commission it has 
been found that the various phases of 
the subject desired to be represented can 
be given better representation by in- 
creasing the membership of the commis- 
sion to twelve. 

Therefore, I would respectfully rec- 
ommend that your Honorable Body have 
the resolution in question amended to 
provide for the appointment of twelve 
members of said commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Taylor moved to amend the reso- 
lution referred to in the foregoing com- 
munication in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation made therein. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 
A communication as follows : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. } 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me by a resolution 
passed by your Honorable Body March 
28th, 1910, as amended by your Honor- 
able Body at the meeting held on May 
9th, 1910, the following named persons 
are hereby appointed members of the 
commission to investigate the question 
of tuberculin testing and pasteurizing 
of milk and kindred matters and to re- 
port ii-, (•■).<(•] .-.-dons to the City Council: 

Alderman Francis W. Taylor, member 



of the Council Committee on Health De- 
partment. 

Alderman Jacob Hey, member of the 
Council Committee on Health Depart- 
ment. 

P. G. Heineman, Professor of Bacteri- 
ology of the University of Chicago. 

John H. Long, Professor of Chemis- 
try, Northwestern University Medical 
School. 

Dr. I. A. Abt, Professor of Pediatrics, 
Northwestern University Medical School. 

Dr. G. Koehler, Professor of Pedia- 
trics, University of Illinois Medical 
School and Assistant Commissioner of 
Health of the City of Chicago. 

Dr. J. E. Bennett, Chief Inspector in 
charge of inspection of meat and meat 
products, Bureau of Animal Industry, 
United States Department of Agricul- 
ture at Chicago, 111.; Veterinarian (by 
permission of A. D. Melvin, Chief of 
United States Bureau of Animal In- 
dustry.) 

Dr. G. B. Young of the Public Health 
and Marine Hospital Service of the 
United. States Station at Chicago, (by 
permission of Surgeon General Walter 
Wyman. ) 

Win, Rusche, of Rusche & Haller, 
Milk Dealers. 

C. N. Boord, Assistant Corporation 
Counsel of the City of Chicago. 

W. A. Boies of Marengo, 111., Milk 
Producer. 

B. J. Samuels of Chicago, 111., desig- 
nated by Speaker E, D. Shurtleff, to 
represent the State Legislative Commit- 
tee on Tuberculin Testing and Pasteur- 
izing of Milk in acting as a member of 
this commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 

also, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for 
the consideration of your Honorable 
Body a communication, a copy of which 
is attached, from William A. Bond, 



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Chairman of the Civic Industrial Com- 
mittee of the Chicago Association of 
Commerce in relation to the disposal 
and expenditure of the wheel tax fund. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

The following is the said communica- 
tion transmitted with the foregoing 
communication : 

May 6th, 1910. 

Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago, 
Chicago, Illinois : 

My Dear Mr. Mayor — I wish to in- 
form you that the Civic Industrial Com- 
mittee of The Chicago Association of 
Commerce, of which I have the honor to 
be Chairman, has given careful consider- 
ation to the subject of a proper distribu- 
tion of the Wheel Tax Fund. 

At a meeting of this committee on 
Tuesday of this week, a Special Com- 
mittee appointed to make a careful in- 
vestigation in regard to the subject, 
made its report, and after considerable 
discussion, the following resolution was 
unanimously adopted : 

"Resolved, That it is the sense of the 
Civic Industrial Committee of the Chi- 
cago Association of Commerce that there 
should be expended in each ward of 
the City of Chicago, for the maintenance 
of its streets, whatever proportion of 
the Wheel Tax Fund it contributes to 
that fund." 

At the meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee of this Association last evening 
the report of the Civic Industrial Com- 
mittee was unanimously approved. 

You can use this information as you 
deem best. 

Yours very truly, 
• (Signed) William A. Bond, 

Chairman Civic industrial Committee. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the said 
communication from William A. Bond 
to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me, I hereby appoint 
Bernard J. Mullaney as Commissioner 



of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
vice John J. Hanberg, resigned, and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Bernard J. Mul- 
laney as Commissioner of Public Works 
in the penal sum of $50,000, with the 
Illinois Surety Company as surety. 

Aid. Snow moved to approve the said 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, 
Shufelt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Rich- 
ert, Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, 
Merriam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, VavriceK, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Bren- 
nan, Healy, Powers, Bbwler, Murray, 
Taylor, Foell, Clettenberg, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, 
Capp, Littler", Twigg, Mueller, McDer- 
mott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, 
Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, Donahoe, 
Clark and Forsberg. 

Nays — None. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordi- 
nances filed in his office since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil, which was ordered printed in the 
Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 

Office of the City Clerk, j 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of the Revised Municipal 
Code, I hereby make report of accept- 
ances and bonds filed in this office: 

Duffin & Giroux, acceptance and bond, 
ordinance of March 21st, 1910, canopy, 
filed April 27th. 



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Bauer & Black, acceptance and bond, 
ordinance of March 28th, 1910, iron 
pipe, tiled May 4th, 1910. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

Petitions containing frontage consents 
for the construction by the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company of a street railway in 
Wrightwood avenue, from Lincoln ave- 
nue to a point 100 feet east of Semi- 
nary avenue. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the said 
petitions be referred to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works for verification. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A petition from the Chicago Railways 
Com pan v for authority to construct, 
maintain and operate extensions of its 
street railway svstem on the following 
streets: West Van Buren street, from 
South Kedzie avenue to South Spauld- 
insr avenue; North Rockwell street, from 
Armitao-e avenue to Homer street; 
North Campbell avenue, from Armitage 
avenue to Homer street; Wrightwood 
avenue, from Lincoln avenue to a point 
100 feet east of Seminarv avenue; and 
North aveuup, from ^\orth 46th avenue 
to North 50th avenue. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the said 
petition be printed in the Journal and 
referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the said petition: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City 
Council of the City of Chicago-. 

GENTLEMEN — Your petitioner, the 
Chicago Railways Company, a corpora- 
tion duly organized and existing under 
and by virtue of the general laws of the 
State of Illinois, respectfully shows unto 
your Honorable Body that it was incor- 
porated under the snid general laws of 
the said State of Illinois, on the 30th 
day of October. A. D. 190.5. for the 
period of ninety-nine (99) years from 
said date. 



That the object for which the said 
corporation was formed was to con- 
struct, own, purchase, lease or otherwise 
acquire street railroads in the City of 
Chicago and in the counties of Cook, 
Lake, McHenry, Du Page and Will, in 
the State of Illinois; and to operate the 
said railroads owned, leased or other- 
wise acquired by it, with animal, cable, 
electric or other power authorized by 
law; and to own and enjoy all real and 
personal property necessary or proper 
for the prosecution of the business afore- 
said; and that the said object of the 
formation of said corporation remains 
unchanged. 

That on the 25th day of April. A. D. 
1910, the said Chicago Railways Com- 
pany duly caused to be published in the 
Chicago Daily Journal, a newspaper 
published in the City of Chicago, a 
public notice, of which the following is 
a true copy: 

PUBLIC NOTICE. 

Public notice is hereby given that 
the Chicago Railways Company will, 
at the regular meeting of the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, to be 
held on Monday, May 9th, A. D. 1910, 
or as soon thereafter as said Council 
will entertain the same, present to 
said Council the petition of said Com- 
pany, asking for an ordinance author- 
izing it, its lessees, successors and 
assigns, to locate, construct, recon- 
struct, maintain and operate its street 
railway in, upon and along each of 
the several following streets and parts 
of streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook, and State of Illinois: 
West Van Buren street from South 
Kedzie avenue to South Spaulding 
aA T enue: North Rockwell street from 
Armitage avenue to Homer street; 
North Campbell avenue from Armit- 
age avenue to Homer street : Wright- 
wood avenue from Lincoln avenue to a 
point 100 feet east of the east line of 
Seminary avenue, and North avenue 
from North 46th avenue to North 
50th avenue, with all necessary and 
convenient curves, crossings, cross- 
overs, turnouts, branch-offs. switches 
and connections within said Several 
streets and parts of streets, and to 
erect, install and maintain all poles 
and wires necessary to be used in the 
operation of said Company's street 
railway in, upon and along said sev- 
eral streets and parts of streets and 
in connecting the said Company's 



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property, power houses and street 
railways. 

Chicago Railways Company, 
(Signed) By John M. Roach, 

Attest : President. 

(Signed) Frank L. Hupp. 
Secretary. 
(Seal.) 
Now, therefore, your petitioner, the 
Chicago Railways Company, respectfully 
petitions your Honorable Body to grant 
by ordinance to it, the Chicago Railways 
Company, its lessees, successors and as- 
signs, consent, permission and author- 
ity to locate, construct, . reconstruct, 
maintain and operate its street railway 
in, ^upon and along West Van Buren 
street from South Kedzie avenue to 
South Spaulding avenue, North Rock- 
well street from Armitage avenue to 
Homer street, North Campbell avenue 
from Armitage avenue to Homer street, 
Wrightwood avenue from Lincoln ave- 
nue to a point 100 feet east of the east 
line of Seminary avenue, and North 
avenue from North 46th avenue to 
North 50th avenue, and also to locate, 
construct, reconstruct, maintain and 
operate all curves, crossings, crossovers, 
turnouts, branch-offs, switches and con- 
nections within said streets and portions 
thereof, connecting and necessary and 
convenient to connect the tracks of said 
company, or to connect said tracks or 
any of them, or said company's tracks 
on private property, with the tracks of 
other corporations, or with power 
houses, sub-stations, car houses, shops, 
yards and other property now used or 
hereafter required to be used in the 
operation of said company's street rail- 
ways under the charter and ordinance 
powers of said company, and to erect, 
install and maintain all poles and wires 
necessary to be used in the operation of 
said company's street railways in, upon 
and along said streets and portions 
thereof, and in connecting said com- 
pany's property, power houses and street 
railways. 

In Witness Whereof, the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company, has caused these pres- 
ents to be signed in its name by its 
President and attested by its Secretary, 
and its corporate seal to be hereunto 
affixed, this 9th day of May, A. D. 1910. 
Chicago Railways Company, 
(Signed) By John M. Roach, 

Attest : President. 

(Signed) Frank L. Hupp. 
Secretary. 
(Seal.) 



ALSO, 

An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate extensions of its street 
railway system on the following streets: 
North Rockwell street, from Armitage 
avenue to Homer street, North Campbell 
avenue, from Armitage avenue to Homer 
street, Wrightwood avenue, from Lin- 
coln avenue to a point 100 feet east of 
Seminary avenue, and North avenue, 
from North 46th avenue to North 50th 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of alleys in the blocks bounded by 
North avenue, North 48th avenue, Pierce 
avenue and North 49th avenue (Block 
1, Kochersperger & Thompson's North 
Avenue Subdivision of the N. E. ^4 of 
Section 4-39-13), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Whereas, The Chicago Railways 
Company, a corporation organized on 
the 30th day of October, A. D. 1903, 
and subsisting under and by virtue of 
the laws of the State of Illinois, pro- 
cured a franchise from the City of Chi- 
cago on February 11th, A. D. 1907, to 
construct, operate and maintain electric 
street car lines for the carriage of pas- 
sengers, mail and other matter in, along 
and upon certain streets in the City of 
Chicago and is now operating there- 
under, and has, in connection with said 
street car lines, a certain street car line 
on North avenue extending westwardly 
to 46th avenue; and 

Whereas, Petitioner owns and is pos- 
sessed of a block of ground fronting on 
said North avenue, bounded on the 
north by North avenue, on the east by 
48th avenue, on the south by Pierce 
avenue and on the west by 49th avenue, 
except Lots twenty-four (24) and 
twenty-five (25), to acquire which a 
condemnation suit has been commenced 
and is now pending in the Circuit Court 
of Cook County as Case General Number 
297959; and 

Whereas, The Chicago Railways 
Company has obtained frontage and 
consents that entitle it to an ordinance 
to operate its street car line to 50th 
street on North avenue, and has, in 



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compliance with law, published a no- 
tice that on May 9th, 1910, or as soon 
thereafter as the City Council of the 
City of Chicago will entertain the same, 
it will present its petition for the ordi- 
nance granting it the right to extend 
and operate its present railway on North 
avenue to 50th street; and 

Whereas, In order to enable the Chi- 
cago Railways Company to operate its 
said street railway on North avenue to 
50th street, so as to render good service 
to the public and the patrons of street 
cars in said city, it will be necessary to 
occupy the entire space in the block 
aforesaid, including certain public 
alleys; and 

Whereas, It is necessary to vacate 
said alleys in so far as they are entirely 
comprehended within the boundaries of 
said block; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south alley in the rear of Lots forty- 
five (45), forty-six (46), forty-seven 
(47), forty-eight (48) and forty-nine 
(49), both inclusive, and adjacent to 
Lot forty-four (44), all in Kochersper- 
ger and Thompson's North Avenue Sub- 
division of the northeast quarter (N. E. 
y 4 ) of Section four (4), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, more particu- 
larly described as commencing at the 
southwest corner of Lot forty-nine (49), 
Block one ( 1 ) in Kochersperger and 
Thompson's North Avenue Subdivision, 
as aforesaid, thence north along the 
west line of Lots forty-nine ( 49 ) , forty- 
eight (48), forty-seven (47), forty-six 
(46), and forty- five (45), both inclu- 
sive, 120.45 feet more or less to a point 
in the west line of Lot forty-five (45) 
where said Lot forty-five (45) lies adja- 
cent to the east and west alley, thence 
west sixteen (16) feet more or less to 
the northeast corner of said Lot forty- 
four (44), thence south 120.45 feet more 
or less along the easterly line of said 
Lot forty-four (44), thence east sixteen 
(16) feet more or less to the place of 
beginning; also 

All of the east and west public alley 
in the rear of Lots one (1) to twenty- 
five ( 25 ) , both inclusive, and twenty- 
six (26) to forty- four (44), both inclu- 
sive, and extending along the northerly 
line of Lot forty-five (45), all in Block 
one ( 1 ) in Kochersperger and Thomp- 



son's North Avenue Subdivision afore- 
said, so as to comprehend the whole of 
the east and west alley above described 
and the whole of the east and west 
alley heretofore described in the preced- 
ing paragraph hereof, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words, "To be va- 
cated," upon the plat hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part hereof, be and are hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the Chi- 
cago Railways Company shall deposit 
Avith the City of Chicago the sum of 

. . .' Dollars ($. ) , as 

a fund for the payment of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said alleys. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, however, to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof, provided 
that within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance the said Chi- 
cago Railways Company shall file for 
record in the Office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance, and a plat, 
properly executed and acknowledged, 
showing the vacation herein provided 
for. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of 89th street and Ashkum (now 
Colfax) avenue, between South Chicago 
avenue and the right of way of the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, 
and for the vacation of alleys in the 
blocks bounded by Yates avenue, Manis- 
tee avenue, South Chicago avenue and 
the right of way of the Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railway Company 
(Block 4 and Block 6 of A. B. Meeker's 
Addition to South Chicago, a Subdivi- 
sion of the N. W. 14, N. W. %, Section 
6-37-15), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance: 
an ordinance 
Vacating 89th street and Ashkum avenue, 
between South Chicago avenue and 
the right of way of the Lake Shore 
and Michigan Southern Railway Com- 
pany, and vacating alleys in blocks 
bounded on the west by Yates avenue, 
on the east by Manistee avenue, on the 



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north by South Chicago avenue, and 
on tne south by the right of way of 
the Lake Shore and Michigan South- 
ern Railway Company. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that portion of 
the alleys lying between the present 
northerly line of the right of way of 
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway Company and the southerly 
line of Lots 1 to 40, inclusive, in Block 
4, and Lots 3 to 25, inclusive, in Block 
6 of A. B. Meeker's addition to South 
Chicago, being a subdivision of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of the 
northwest • quarter ( N. W. ^4 ) , of Sec- 
tion 6, north of the Indian boundary 
line, Township 37, North, Range 15, 
East of the Third Principal Meridian 
( 3rd x\ M. ) , in the County of Cook and 
State of^ Illinois, as colored in yellow 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same are hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. That all that portion of 
the alley lying between the present 
northerly line of the right of way of 
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway Company and the southerly 
line of Lots 1 to 56, inclusive, in Block 
48 of the subdivision of the Calumet & 
Chicago Canal & Dock Company, of 
parts of fractional Sections five and six. 
Township 37, North, Range 15, East of 
the Third Principal Meridian (3rd P. 
M.), in the County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, excepting such portion of 
said alley as will form a part of Col- 
fax avenue when said avenue is diverted 
across the tracks and right of way of 
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway Company, as colored in yellow 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 3. That all those portions 
of 89th street and Ashkum avenue, now 
known as Colfax avenue, lying between 
the present southerly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue and the present northerly 
line of the right of way of the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Railway 
Company, as colored in yellow and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" on 
the plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 



of this ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided, however, that said 
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway Company shall, within sixty 
days of the passage hereof, file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 



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ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Office of the County Treasurer, 
Chicago, May 7th, 1910. 

To the Honorable Members of the City 
Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In regard xo a ball game 
between the members of the City Coun- 
cil and members of the County Treasur- 
er's Office, for the benefit of the St. 
Joseph's Home and Industrial School, 
to be held Saturday, August 27th, 1910, 
at the new White Sox Park, the County 
Treasurer's Office gladly challenges the 
City Council for a game to be held for 
such a good cause. 

If the challenge is accepted arrange- 
ments can be made with Jesse S. Smith, 
Auditor's Department of the County 
Treasurer's Office. 

Very respectfully, 

Jesse S. Smith, 

Captain and Manager County Treasurer's 
Office Baseball Team. 

Aid. Bowler moved that the challenge 
contained in the foregoing communica- 
tion be accepted and that the Mayor be 
authorizeu to appoint an arrangement 
committee of five members of the City 
Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Mayor thereupon appointed the 
following committee: Aid. Bowler, 
Scully, Lucas, Britten and Rea. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the City Collector, containing a list 
of organizations to whom special "bar 
permits" were issued (under the ordi- 
nance of June 11, 1906), since his last 
preceding report to the Council; which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



102 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented the following communication submitted by the City Comp- 
troller : 

Department of Finance, 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with Section 7 of the ordinance granting privileges 
to the Chicago Telephone Company passed by the City Council November 6, 1907, we 
beg to submit a report by D. C. and W. B. Jackson, engineers, and Arthur Young 
& Company, certified public accountants, submitting figures of the cost of telephone 
service for the year ending March 31, 1910. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 

Aid. Pringle moved that the said report submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation be printed in the Journal and referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light, and that the City Clerk be authorized and directed to have five thou- 
sand copies of the said report printed in pamphlet form. 

The motion prevailed. 

The said report reads as follows: 

report . 
To the Honorable City Comptroller of the City of Chicago submitting figures on the 

cost of telephone service for the year ending March 31, 1910, under ordinance 

of November 6, 1907, by D. Q. & Wm. B. Jackson, engineers and Arthur Young 

& Company, certified public accountants. 
To the Honorable Walter H. Wilson, Comptroller of the City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — Under the powers to regulate rates granted to the city as contained 
in the telephone ordinance of November 6, 1907, you requested us to outline a plan 
of accounting whereby the cost of furnishing each class of telephone service provided 
by the Chicago Telephone Company would be determined. This we did in our report 
to you of December 30, 1908. In due course, thereafter, you directed us to proceed 
to put into effect the recommended accounting system and to make report to you 
of the results attained. 

We now beg to submit the following statements appended hereto, showing 
the result of the operations of the company in Chicago by classes of service for 
the year ending March 31, 1910: 

A. Comparative statement by classes of service showing for each the gross 

revenue, gross expenses, net revenue or loss, and the totals covering the 
operations as a whole. This statement also shows the result by classes and 
as a whole after deducting 5 per cent interest on the bonds outstanding 
and 8 per cent divdend on the capital stock, which dividend has been regu- 
larly declared and paid by the company. The statement also shows for 
each class of service the average investment in property and working capi- 
tal, the average number of stations or trunks and, the total messages 
handled for the year. 

B. A statement showing the details of the investment in property apportioned 

to each class of service. 

C. A statement for each class of service showing the details of the expense 

figures submitted in the foregoing statement "A". 

Before proceeding to the consideration of the results attained, it seems advisable 
to state at least briefly the method of apportioning the investment in property 
and the expenses of operation among the various classes of service, all of which 
is laid down in detail in our report to you of December 30, 1908. 

There are two principal elements which go to determine the cost of furnishing 
telephone service: 

1. The investment in property. 

2. The expenses of operating the property. 



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In making the apportionment of these elements among the various classes of 
service, the principle was borne in mind that a part of the investment is required 
to get ready to serve a subscriber irrespective of the use he makes of the service, 
and that a part is created in proportion to the use or traffic made by the sub- 
scriber. So that, if the average investment required to get ready to serve a sub- 
scriber is not the same for all classes of service (which it is not), it is obvious 
that the proportions of interest, taxes, depreciations, etc., etc., which concern the 
cost of preparing to give service will differ for different classes. Also, if the traffic 
(that is, the use of the telephones) per subscriber in certain classes differs largely 
from the use in other classes, the proportions of the investment, operating expense 
and maintenance made necessary on account of traffic will differ for the different 
classes of service as will also the interest, taxes, depreciation, etc., which are 
incident to that part of the investment. 

As the traffic, therefore, is a factor in apportioning part of the investment 
among the classes of service we shall explain how the traffic figures were arrived at. 

For the measured rate classes of service and the nickel prepayment" classes, 
the actual messages billed or paid for were taken from the records of the company. 
For the classes who pay a fixed annual rental regardless of their traffic, such as 
the business and residence fiat rate classes, and the commuted rate class of service 
paying $365 a year for an unlimited service circuit associated with a private branch 
exchange switchboard, observations were taken by a corps of men, furnished by the 
telephone company under our direction, of the traffic over groups of these lines at 
different exchanges. These observations were taken over a sufficient length of time 
and of a sufficient number of groups of subscribers in the different exchanges to 
assure us that the average calling rates arrived at were representative and would 
fairly indicate the amount of traffic originated in these different classes of service. 

In apportioning the investment as before indicated it was necessary to schedule 
the plant in sufficient detail to set against each class its -appropriate investment; 
first, the part necessary to be ready to give service, such as the subscriber's station 
equipment, his circuit to the exchange, etc., and, second, the part necessary in order 
to render the service, i. e., to make connections with the other subscribers, for ex- 
ample, the central office switchboard multiples and the connecting trunks between 
exchanges, the extent of which is measured by the traffic. Part one was based 
on the unit cost of a standard substation equipment taking into account the 
special apparatus that existed in certain classes and the unit cost of the average 
subscriber's circuit, and so on. Part two was apportioned to the various classes 
broadly on the basis of the traffic of each class. 

A short outline of our method of verifying the existing plant is as follows: 

The telephone company made up schedules of their different kinds of plant from 
the plant records which were used by them in the regular operation of their plant, 
and placed both the schedules and the original plant records at our service. To 
determine whether the schedules of plant as prepared by .the telephone company 
from their plant records fairly showed the actual plant in existence, we first checked 
the plant records with the plant as it was found in the field, arranging so that 
the parts checked were well distributed over the entire territory served by the 
company, except that all of the central office switchboards were checked,, as they 
alone represent over a quarter of the total investment of the company, and we 
then checked the plant records with the schedules. These checks showed that the 
plant as shown in the schedules fairly represents the plant actually in use by the 
telephone company. 

To determine the value of the plant as represented by the schedules, careful 
estimate of the costs of the plant were made, based upon the telephone company's 
construction costs as shown by their books, and these costs were checked, so far 
as practicable, by cost figures obtained from our own experience. 

In the case of land and buildings we have taken the figures found on the 
books of the telephone company to represent their value. The value of the land has 
presumably not decreased during the past few years and the cost of building con- 
struction has materially increased, so that the book values probably represent no 
more than the reasonable present investment in land and buildings if the original 
purchases were made judiciously. This can be fully determined only by an actual 
appraisal of the property. 



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104 COMMUNICATIONS, etc. May 9, 1910. 

The company's figures used were of June 30, 1909, and the total investment by 
the telephone company for the plant in the City of Chicago is estimated in this 
manner to amount to a little over $22,330,000. The estimates of the value of 
the different parts of the property, when finally brought together into a total, 
were close to the total obtained from the auditor's books and in general the division 
of the plant between the different kinds of plant was fairly represented by the 
auditor's figures. 

The estimates may be accepted as being reasonably close to the actual invest- 
ment which has been required to build up this property. Consequently, as no de- 
tailed inventory and appraisal of the company's property was made, it was decided 
by your representatives in conference with the officials of the telephone company to 
retain the divisions of investment between the different parts of the plant in 
accordance with the auditor's statement. 

The value of the plant as represented by the auditor's books on June 30, 1909, 
having been verified, and the auditor's accounts of the company having been audited 
by us fOr the year, we have accepted the auditor's figures for the investment as 
of March 31, 1909, September 30, 1909, and December 31, 1909, and from the 
investment figures for the four quarters, arrived at the average investment for the 
year ending March 31,- 1910, namely, $23,250,166.15. 

With the investment in property for each class and the traffic for each class, 
the expenses of operating the property and providing service were apportioned to 
the various classes as follows: 

The expenses appropriate to the investment required to get ready to serve, such 
as maintenance of subscribers' circuits and depreciation thereon, were apportioned 
to the classes of service on the basis of the corresponding readiness-to-serve 
investment for each class. The expenses appropriate to traffic, such as maintenance 
of connecting trunks and depreciation thereon, operators' wages and other expenses 
in the exchanges, etc., were apportioned to the classes of service on the basis of 
the respective traffic for each class. Peculiar expenses appropriate to particular 
classes were treated as close to the facts as possible. For example, the collecting 
and auditing of prepaid nickel revenue went directly against those classes, and 
removing subscribers' stations was set against the classes in which the stations 
moved belonged. 

The expenses of the company in operating the property and in furnishing ser- 
vice, which have been applied to tbe various classes of service in the foregoing 
manner, are the expenses actually incurred by the company as recorded on their 
accounts and records. These have been verified by us with the paid vouchers and 
other relative papers and were incurred as stated. 

The charge for depreciation of property included in the expenses is based 
on the depreciation rate table laid down by the Special Telephone Commission 
which reported to the city upon telephone matters in April, 1907. The matter is 
considered on pages 71, 72 and 73 of the report of the Special Telephone Commission 
as it was published by the city for the use of those who were interested in the 
matter of telephone rate revision in 1907. We find that the percentages therein 
given are conservative and well considered and believe them to be as satisfactory 
figures as can be obtained. In their report the Special Telephone Commission make 
the following concise statement regarding the matter of depreciation: 

"It is well understood that operating plant is limited in life, and (however 
well ordinary repairs have been kept up) after a period of years the generally 
worn out condition of the equipment or the advance of the art makes a substitution 
of new equipment desirable and economical. The expense of this substitution which 
does not increase the gross earning capacity cannot be fairly charged to capital 
account, but should be defrayed out of a suitably supported depreciation fund 
which has been gradually accumulated out of the earnings during the life of the 
equipment, and which, at the end of the life period, has become equal to the first 
cost of the original equipment diminished by the amount of any "scrap" value or 
salvage which may be obtained from the discarded equipment. Interest accretions 
will add to the amount as the fund grows, and the annual sum set aside out of the 
earnings should be adjusted with this in view. Three per cent is a conservative 
rate of interest to set as the minimum which ought to be accepted on the moneys 
of a trust fund, within which category this depreciation fund belongs, and our table 
is computed on the basis of that percentage. A higher rate of interest would 



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obviously decrease the size of the annual contributions to the fund which must be 
made from earnings, but it is not safe to count upon a higher rate of interest 
being procurable for a trust fund. 

"The rate at which the telephone art is advancing, and the delicacy of the 
apparatus used, make it a matter of particular importance for a telephone company 
to establish a proper depreciation fund. Depreciation is distinct from maintenance, 
which latter includes current repairs that are required to keep the plant in first- 
rate working order as long as it is economically workable at all. 

"When dealing with reconstruction we have tried to arrive at the best judg- 
ment of the effect of future street and park improvements on the existing plant 
of the Chicago Telephone Company; and we have given due consideration to the 
fact that the telephone conduit" and cable equipment in the heart of the city is 
likely to be soon disturbed by the construction of street railway subways." 

The actual amount expended by the company on reconstruction and replace- 
ments for the year was $622,296. In place of this amount we have added to the 
expense of operating the property and spread against the various classes of service 
(including toll and miscellaneous), in the statements herewith, the amount of 
$1,578,922.20, being the depreciation for the year computed on the basis of the 
depreciation rate table compiled by the Special Telephone Commission, as already 
referred to. 

These figures show that the initial investment is still largely fulfilling the work 
required of it. This is clearly indicated by the tremendous growth in the business 
of the company in recent years, a comparison of the company's total telephone 
stations in the City of Chicago exclusive of neighborhood rate telephones for the last 
ten years being as follows: 

August, 1899 18,013 

August, 1900 23,187 

August, 1901 32,728 

August, 1902 50,118 

August, 1903 68,508 

August, 1904 82,217 

August, 1905 96,260 

August, 1906 115,427 

August, 1907 138,328 

August, 1908 161,886 

August, 1909 183,345 

It is thus seen that the number of telephones served by the company has more 
than doubled during the last four years and has increased over tenfold in the last 
ten years. 

Therefore, a large part of the plant has been recently installed and compara- 
tively little of the plant has yet begun to cost the company anything on account of 
depreciation, and up to the present time there has been no cost on account of 
reconstruction occasioned by the construction of street railway subways; but these 
costs are just as real as the costs for operators or maintenance of plant, and it is 
just as important for the life of the company and the continued quality of its 
service that these are cared for, although the effect is not so immediately apparent. 
These costs should be taken care of by a depreciation and reconstruction fund, as 
they are not appropriate charges to capital account, and the funds for such costs 
should be built up by an annual appropriation for such purposes, notwithstanding 
that the expenditures must usually be made in large units, so that the depreciation 
and reconstruction funds are likely to grow at times to considerable proportions 
before the expenditures are needed. 

There are a number of telephones in Chicago for which no charge is made or 
upon which there are concessions from the standard rates. These comprise: Stations 
or trunks used by the Chicago Telephone Company which numbered 1,148 on De- 
cember 31, 1909; stations or trunks used by the City of Chicago and the Chicago 
Board of Education which numbered 1,163 on December 31, 1909; and stations or 
trunks used by Cook County which numbered 398 on December 31, 1909. These 
telephones are all of standard type and are normally associated with some one 
of the regular classes of service. The expense for providing the free service should 
be carried proportionately by all of the classes of service and we have therefore 



106 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

eliminated the free telephones from our tables and distributed the expense incident 
to them amongst the different classes of service in accordance with the total expenses 
of the different classes. Where concessions have been made from the standard 
rates for telephone service, a proportional part of the telephones are eliminated 
from our tables and the corresponding expenses distributed to the different classes 
of service on the basis of the total expenses of the classes. 

There are a small number of mileage extension lines used to give private 
connections between private branch exchange switchboards. These lines are somewhat 
different from the ordinary mileage extension lines, and are designated as "tie 
lines" by the company, although they are charged for under the ordinance at the 
same rate as the mileage extension lines. These lines have what may be thought 
of as the equivalent of a subscriber's station equipment at each end of the line 
in the form of equipment at the private branch exchange switchboards. It is 
therefore seen that they should be charged with a greater amount of expense than 
the ordinary mileage extension lines which merely extend from one point in the city 
to another point in the city, and require no additional cost such as a telephone 
instrument or space on a switchboard. As there are so few "tie lines" we have not 
made them a special class in our accounting, but it is probable that in readjusting 
the rates of telephone service, the charge for these lines should be adjusted to take 
into account the relatively greater expense incident to them as compared with the 
ordinary mileage extension lines. 

Following we give a summary of the results shown in Table A after adding 
to the cost of service the 5 per cent interest on the bonds outstanding and 8 per 
cent dividend on the capital stock ( which dividend has been regularly declared 
and paid by the company) : 

Revenue un- 
der Ordinance 

Eates per Cost per 

Station Station Net Revenue. 

Class. . or Trunk, or Trunk. Over. Short. 

CI F $124,361 $149.52 $ 247,928.47 

2 M12, M72, M60 75.915 64.35 $90,667.56 

3 M12, M72, M60, P. B. X.. .. 149.458 151.04 3,558.89 

4 M C, P. B. X 361.496 517.800 196,786.39 

5 M60, P. B. X 165.515 208.970 2,781.15 

6 ML 24.169 35.994 43,812.60 

ML Messages 1,948.50 

Hotels and Department stores 193.020 201.875 6,003.74 

7 RF 71.803 90.515 59,504.88 

8 2RF 55.459 71.988 81,981.84 

9 DN 174.938 137.425 65,273.38 

10 PN 182.461 115.646 18,374.17 

11 N 116.583 76.142 138,348.57 

12 2N 54.966 46.978 166,539.19 

13 2RN 39.297 42.294 9,233.03 

14 4N 22.772 28.641 428,063.95 

15 Terminals and Extensions... 5.989 8.059 118,825.98 

N 1 B 47.628 96.947 31,169.38 

2 2B 36.532 66.126 5,918.78 

3 4B 23-.607 42.740 24,661.84 

4 R 34.833 86.445 13,832.07 

5 2R 24.233 60.095 17,106.23 

6 4R 17.775 40.222 150,528.37 

7 5c Trunked Calls 21,052.06 

SI Mileage Extension Lines 34,816.78 

2 Private Lines 40.86 



$535,112.57 $1,443,646.09 
535,112.57 



Deficit $908,533.52 



May 9, 1910. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



107 



This amount is subject to a deduction representing the interest earned on the 
unexpended portion of the funds received from the sale of bonds, which we estimate 
amounts to not more than $75,000. 

Following we give a summary of the results shown in Table A before adding 
to the cost of service in each class any return to the company on the capital invested: 

Revenue un- 
der Ordinance 

Rates per Cost per 

Station Station Net Revenue. 

Class. or Trunk, or Trunk. Over. Short. 

CI F $124,361 $123,070 $12,718.48 

2 M12, M72, M60 75.915 49.508 207,110.06 

3 M12, M72, M60, P. B. X.. 149.458 121.416 63,066.35 

4 M C, P. B. X 361.496 423.796 $ 78,438.59 

5 M60, P. B. X 165.515 169.887 279.80 

6 ML 24.169 24.168 4.27 

ML Messages 9,228.03 

Hotels & Department Stores 193.020 164.181 19,552.83 

7 RF 71.803 72.285 1,533.75 

8 2RF 55.459 • 58.343 14,307.15 

9 DN 174.938 112.476 108,684.03 

10 PN 182.4611 94.483 24,194.11 

UN" 116.583 58.856 197,485.07 

12 2N 54.966 36.583 383,254.32 

13 2RN 39.297 32.914 19,664.91 

14 4N 22.772 22.750 1,545.05 

15 Terminals and Extensions. 5.989 6.645 37,612.64 



N 1 B 47.628 

2 2B 36.532 

3 4B 23.607 

4 R 34.833 

5 2R 24.233 



4R 17.775 

5c Trunked Calls 



S 1 Mileage Extension Lines 
2 Private Lines 



71.451 
49.460 
32.906 
61.854 
43.724 
30.465 



Surplus, available to pay interest on bonds 
and dividends on capital stock being . .' 



29,828.25 

74,198.48 
3,890.28 

,154,424.52 
263,439.53 



890,984.99 



15,055.97 
2,585.59 

11,986.65 
7,241.45 
9,297.01 

85,100.93 



$263,439.53 



3.83% per cent on the investment. 

The total expense to the telephone company for supplying the service throughout 
the city during the year ending March 31, 1910, excluding any return to the com- 
pany on the investment, was • $6,973,785.58 

The total revenue from this service under the rates prescribed by the 

city ordinance, was ' 7,864,770.57 

Showing a surplus of -. $ 890,984.99 

as representing the return to the company on the capital invested. This amounts 
to 3.83 per cent upon the investment in property used in the city telephone service 
including working capital. 

Assuming as the return on the investment the 5 per cent interest on the city 
proportion of bonds outstanding and the 8 per cent dividend on the city proportion 
of capital stock (which return figures at 7.74 per cent on the total investment 
in property used in the city telephone service including working capital) we find 
the following result: 




^ 4*J 



108 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Surplus of revenue over expense before adding to expense any return on 

the investment, as above $ 890,984.99 

Deduct: 5 per cent interest on city proportion of 

bonds outstanding $ 186,672.05 

8 per cent dividend on city proportion of 

capital stock 1,612,846.46 

1,799,518.51 

Making a deficit of $ 908,533.52 



This amount is subject to a deduction representing the interest earned on the 
unexpended portion of the funds received from the sale of bonds, which we estimate 
amounts to not more than $75,000. 

The above figures of interest on bonds and dividend on capital stock, which are 
applicable to the business within the city (excluding toll business), were computed 
on the basis of the bonds and capital stock apportioned to each division as follows: 

Capital stock $27,000,000.00 

Apportioned between the property within the city and the property 
outside the city on basis of the respective book values for 
each, namely: 

Chicago $21,057,786.00 

Exchange $20,149,359.00 

Toll, etc 908,427.00 



Suburban 5,942,214.00 



$27,000,000.00 



Bonds $ 5,000,000.00 

Apportioned between the property within the city and the prop- 
erty outside the city on basis of the respective book values 
for each, namely: 

Chicago $ 3,899,590.00 

Exchange $3,731,363.00 

Toll, etc 168,227.00 



Suburban 1,100,410.00 



$ 5,000,000.00 



The proportions applicable to toll business within the city have been eliminated 
in spreading to the various classes of service within the city. 

The apportionment of the capital stock and the bonds outstanding to the 
exchange propertv within the city compares as follows: 

Capital stock $20,149,359.00 

Bonds 3,731,363.00 



$23,880,722.00 
Investment in exchange property within the city as per Table B 23,250,166.00 



Difference between securities now outstanding and average 

investment for year $630,556.00 



It is pointed out that the investment in property within the city at the 
close of the year under report, viz.: March 31, 1910, exceeded the above average 
amount, and also that there was a large sum of cash on hand over and above work- 
ing capital, being part of the proceeds of the sale of bonds. These amounts are 
more than the above difference. 

The figures, including Tables A, B and C, show that although the company 
has many millions of dollars invested in property in the City of Chicago, which 
is gradually depreciating, but has not yet reached the condition when it must be 



109 

L from the 
eir invest- 
! a reason- 
or obsolete 
the street 
v in force, 
le the city 
)solete ap- 
at a fixed 
circuits of 
; instances 
■ provision 






JKSON. 









108 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Surplus of revenue over expense before adding to expense any return on 

the investment, as above $ 890,984.99 

Deduct: 5 per cent interest on city proportion of 

bonds outstanding $ 186,672.05 

8 per cent dividend on city proportion of 

capital stock 1,612,846.46 

1,799,518.51 



Making a deficit of $ 908,533.52 



This amount is subject to a deduction representing the interest earned on the 
unexpended portion of the funds received from the sale of bonds, which we estimate 
amounts to not more than $75,000. 

The above figures of interest on bonds and dividend on capital stock, which are 
applicable to the business within the city (excluding toll business), were computed 
on the basis of the bonds and capital stock apportioned to each division as follows: 

Capital stock $27,000,000.00 

Apportioned between the property within the city and the property 
outside the city on basis of the respective book values for 
each, namely: 

Chicago $21,057,786.00 

Exchange $20,149,359.00 

Toll, etc 908,427.00 



Suburban 5,942,214.00 



327,000,000.00 



Bonds $ 5,000,000.00 

Apportioned between the property within the city and the prop- 
erty outside the city on basis of the respective book values 
for each, namely: 

Chicago $ 3,899,590.00 

Exchange $3,731,363.00 

Toll, etc 168,227.00 



Suburban 1,100,410.00 



$ 5,000,000.00 



The proportions applicable to toll business within the city have been eliminated 
in spreading to the various classes of service within the city. 

The apportionment of the capital stock and the bonds outstanding to the 
exchange propertv within the city compares as follows ■ 

Capital stock $20,149,359.00 

Bonds 3,731,363.00 



$23,880,722.00 
Investment in exchange property w.ithin the city as per Table B 23,250,166.00 



Difference between securities now outstanding and average 

investment for year $630,556.00 



It is pointed out that the investment in property within the city at the 
close of the year under report, viz.: March 31, 1910, exceeded the above average 
amount, and also that there was a large sum of cash on hand over and above work- 
ing capital, being part of the proceeds of the sale of bonds. These amounts are 
more than the above difference. 

The figures, including Tables A, B and C, show that although the company 
has many millions of dollars invested in property in the City of Chicago, which 
is gradually depreciating, but has not yet reached the condition when it must be 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 109A 

STATEMENT SHOWING THE REVENUE AND EXPENSES, ETC., EC 



EACH (.LASS <>[•' SICKVK'L" FOR THE 



- 


Chicago Telephone Company Symbol. 




Ills 


1 

si 


■i 


P 


S 

1 =£c« 




Is III 




Deducting Interest 
ami Dividends. 






Short. 


Over. 


Class. 






678 

1,960 

275 

20.818 
3,081 
72,932 
67,102 
632 
200 
1,289 


$3,383,617.71 

1.197.978. SO 

' 662,202.80 

32,424.87 

663,701.81 

761,200.51 

2,792.111.17 

372,291.29 

5,530.003.92 

1,056,077.20 

206,118.91 

42,751.31 

163,037.76 

81,233.02 

99,931.60 

810,302.58 

111,224.05 


71,305,853 

12.528,229 
29,961,198 


595,102.55 

155,120.11 

89,516.33 
68,389.11 
130,867.21 
228,332.85 
275,071.60 
301,392.11 
60,176.83 
398,831.11 
1,115,936.92 

30,100.82 
7,306.43 

11,559.14 

71,898.40 
132,839.08 
12,238.82 


81,212.731.03 

111,811.11 

229, SKI mi 

196,708.11 
26,982.72 
201,316.01 
762,682.00 
101,107.80 
1,069,203.21 

45!l56.79 
9,892.02 

16.576.78 
20,856.15 

42,070.15 

8,348.61 


J 12,718.18 
78, <M. 511 

19,552.83 

197,185.07 
383,251.32 

19,601.91 
1,515.05 

37,612.6* 

11.986.65 

29.828.25 
71,198.48 
3,890.28 


| 27,038.07 

12,276.71 

4,645.38 
1,159.39 
2,651.10 
0,013.60 
7,020.20 

6,134.49 

2,1)97.71 
14,505.24 
8,124.62 

1.311.85 

4,085.21 
399.32 


8 233.608.88 
101,363.40 

100,071.06 
2,241.87 
39,271.55 
10,017.11 
22,905.17 
51,957.63 
60.661.19 
38,907.47 
6,216.21 

191,231.31 

72,788.72 

2,987.42 
11,860.84 

6,999.13 
68,640.36 

7,865.80 
35.296.16 

3,460.10 


116!n2.50 

118,347.80 
2,501.35 
43,816.87 

26,556.57 
67,971.13 

13!«0.65 

59|l36.50 
216,716.13 
28,897.94 

81,213.31 
16.113.41 
3,333.19 

8' 776.19 
39,381.70 


8217.928.47 

3.658.89 
106.780.39 
2.781.16 
13,812.60 
1,918.50 

69.5W.8S 
81.981.81 


kIwIm 








C 1 


3 


M12, M72, M60, P. B. X 

MC P. B. X 


5 


jj 




1 
















ML Messages 

Hotels ana Department stores 

RF 

2RF 

DN 

PN 

N r.. 

2N 


6,856,162 
11,311,581 

1,097,027 

2,032,792 
29,586,329 

1,923,001 
381,977 
1,867.991 

1,127,359 


ML Mess. 
Hotels.etc. 


10 


05.273.33 
323,374. 17 
138.318.57 
100.539.19 


8 








13 


118.825.98 
31,169.38 
6,918.78 
24.661.8) 
13.832.07 
17,100.23 

130,528.37 


11 










21.O52.0C 

31.816.73 

10.86 




















N 1 












3 


I 


2R 


I 


S l 


Extension Hues 

Private lines 




S 1 










203,003 


823.230J00.15 


211,375,983 


8 7.861.770.57 


•6,973,785. 5S 


8890,984.09 


8180,672.05 




81,799,518.61 


$903,533.52 


























"* ™m5 





























venue is Included in computing the 3 per > 
elation to the Investment within the city ft 
the use of property outside of the city. 



represent deductions nr 'h'tat- 



AVERAGE 1NVESTMEX1 RU: VKAK KMH.Ni. MARCH 31, 1910. 





Cliicngo Telephone Company Symbol. 


2 1 

Iff 


i Line Plant. 


i 


Buildings and Real 
Estate. 


Furniture and 




|| 


T o„ 




Class 


SI 




il 


11 


| 


| 


1 


r 3 


Cass 






130,791.01 
105,017.85 

11,813.65 
51,935.71 

9,611.98 

1,502, 571. 23 

21,282.65 
1,207.88 


8 1,001,26 


.18 




101,381.20 
261,811.96 


183,113.92 
107.593.65 

71,000.41 
163,154.01 
194,491.29 

395,091.62 
11,832.00 


81,797.31 
2,116.17 

63,116.73 
63,260.92 

128,360.25 
11,638.11 
200,816.02 


20.24). 18 
978.28 

9,956.39 
22,810.08 
20,020.18 

23io39.C0 
87,960.83 

3,261.00 
27.0S9.17 

10.837.02 
1,015.09 


815,211.30 

0,200.90 
112.83 

1,118.73 
2.50S.88 

2,131.10 
6.0S7.67 

9,785.37 


- 9,705.30 

, 90.81 

2.22S.S2 
2,696.61 

2,299.48 
8,660.69 

S, 373.33 

', 200.83 
2,031.69 
1,010.02 


8 70, 141 79 

111,112.75 

17,860.12 

S,1S9.53 
125,853.68 
23,839.13 

97S.15 
8,739.39 
1,938.65 
2.294.02 

"ll, 676.78 
1,131.07 


3J.1U5.39 
28,028.41 
51,891.08 

6,159.66 
11,115.33 

29,'731.92 
20,124.67 

7s!459.19 

4i372.13 
2,110.56 


8 3,383.517.71 
32,121.37 

S77, 137.19 

701,200.64 
2,792,111.17 
372,291.29 

1,050.077.20 
200,118.94 

Sl|233.02 
99,931.60 


C 1 






8 21. .-no. 12 

' 859.81 
0,752.81 
1.718.90 




J 


M12, M72, MOO P.B.X 

MC P.B.X 

M60 P.B.X 


z 3£ 

385,10^.11 


! 






28.161.SS 
13,600.50 

105,181.02 

70,528.32 
8,872.30 

163il79.20 




7 


Hotels and department stores 


352,811.20 


Hotels and Dept.S. 








10 


DN 

PN 


» 














14 


IN 

B 


" 


N 1 


66,891.86 
583,320.76 






11,937.11 
2,701.22 
12,608.01 

1,825.64 
60,960.32 
28,115.24 


7,225.51 
1,335.99 
6,101.20 

2,332.60 
24,049.81 
11,150.91 


C6.12 
71.20 
783.57 
437.31 


N 1 




IB 










































63,011.03 










*3?'S1' 




S 1 






7,880.05 
















Totnl 
















51,507,890.70 


$ 9,510,729.00 


8 88,275.76 


81.912,396.17 


83,810.981.02 


81.262,792.22 


$723,091.97 


$59,000.05 


8 70,136.11 


8527,161.81 


8717,050.83 


823.250.100.15 








T£Z 






SO. 221.67 


840,930.32 


2 °>:Z2 




2, ™il 


"■£.« 


"m'Tl 


Io'sp" 




















Grand Total 


















81,507.890,70 


810,066,684.65 


$ 83,275.75 


81,912,396.17 


$3.930,2..!. M> 


81,012,728.5) 


8715,090.00 


.50.060.03 


8 72,378.19 


8351.052.29 


8750.000.01) 


$21, -2S5, 906.35 





108 



Surplus of r 

the inve 

Ded 



I 



Making a d 



This air 
unexpended 
amounts to : 

The abo 
applicable tc 
on the basis 
Capital stocl 

Apporth 
outs 
eacl 



Bonds .... 

Apporth 

ertj 

for 



IH 



The pro] 
in spreading 

The api 
exchange pr< 
Capital stoc] 
Bonds . . . 



Investment i 
Dif: 



■ •■;■■■ , ■ ; ' . 






It is p< 
close of the 
amount, and 
ing capital, 
more than t 

The figi 
has many millions oi aonars invesieu in property m me v^ii-y 01 vinuagu, vrxrxcn 
is gradually depreciating, but has not yet reached the condition when it must be 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 109 

replaced by new apparatus, yet they are unable, from the income received from the 
service which they render by means of that property, to pay returns on their invest- 
ment of a little less than 8 per cent, namely, 7.74 per cent, and set aside a reason- 
able sum toward the renewal of this apparatus when it becomes worn out or obsolete 
and for meeting the reconstruction expenses which will be imposed when the street 
railway subways are built. In other words, with the rates that are now in force, 
the company will reach a time when it will be impossible for it to provide the city 
adequate service on account of lack of funds to replace worn out or obsolete ap- 
paratus. It is also to be observed that the classes of service paid for at a fixed 
rate per year, without count of messages (including the commuted trunk circuits of 
the private branch exchanges), are uniformly unremunerative and in most instances 
do not pay for the current annual expenses and depreciation without any provision 
for return on the investment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Arthur Young & Co., 

D. C. & Wm. B. Jackson. 
Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1910. 



110 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

TABLE C. 

Statements Showing Cost for Each Class of Service for Year Ending March 31, 1910. 



CLASS CI— F. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 9,854. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating- 
Operators' wages $408,287.08 

Other exchange employes 30,510,56 

Exchange supplies and expenses 56.338.34 

Injuries and damages 383.44 

Superintendence 21,172.27 

Expense collecting and auditing 12,495.15 

Directory . 6,904.14 

Advertising and canvassing 3,337.95 

Uncollectible accounts 5,326.66 

Incidentals 10,134.02 

$ 554,889.61 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 24,429.87 

Line plant 56,364.91 

Central office equipment 104,368.70 

Buildings 6,804.72 

191,968.20 

Station removals 16,345.66 

Depreciation 228,416 . 72 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 60,874.63 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 294.24 

Insurance 9,294.92 

Taxes 44,531.47 

Three per cent, compensation to city 38,740.17 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 1.992.96 

General 65,385.47 

221,113.86 

Total $1,212,734.05 

Per station or trunk $ 123.07 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 27,038.07 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 233,608.88 

260,C46.95 

Total $1,473,381.00 

Per station or trunk $ 149.52 

Revenue 1,225,452 . 53 

Per station or trunk 124.36 



Revenue— sbort $ 247 .928.47 

Per station or trunk 25.16 

Messagea 71,305,853 



May 9, 1910. ' communications, etc. Ill 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 0170075 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends .020663 

Revenue per message .0171859 

Investment (including working capital) 3,388,547.74 

Per station or trunk 343 . 875 

CLASS C2— M12, M72, M60. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 7,843. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 69,527.23 

Other exchange employes 5,112.53 

Exchange supplies and expenses 9,625.42 

'Injuries and damages 63.59 

Superintendence . '. 3,650.10 

Expense of collecting and auditing 16,016.14 

» Directory 5,544.42 

Advertising and canvassing 2,669.92 

Uncollectible accounts 2,762.29 

Incidentals 137.08 

$ 115,108.72 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 18,336.84 

Line plant 37,213.80 

» Central office equipment 26,611.90 
Buildings 2,060.83 

84,223.37 

Station removals 12,761.74 

Depreciation 96,414.58 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 19,651.01* 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc. 164.55 

Insurance 2,596.95 

Taxes 19,900.56 

Three per cent, compensation to city 18,819.42 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc *2,767.87 

General . . 21,419.46 

79,784.08 

Total $ 388,292.49 

Per station or trunk $ 49.508 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 12.079.10 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 104,363.40 

116,442.50 

Total $ 504,734.99 

Per station or trunk 64.355 

Revenue 595,402.55 

»Per station or trunk 75.915 

Revenue— over $ 90,667.56 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



112 communications, etc. ■ May 9, 1910. ; 

Per station or trunk 11.56 

?es 12,227,138 



Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ .031756 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 041280 

Revenue per message .048695 

Investment (including working capital) 1,497,978.89 

Per station or trunk 190.996 



CLASS C'3— M12, M72, M60, P. B. X. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 2,249. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages .- $ 71,282.50 

Other exchange employes 5,176.63 

Exchange supplies and expenses 9,883.41 

Injuries and damages 63.37 

Superintendence 3,780.77 

Expense of collecting and auditing 2,249.25 

Directory 431.15 

Advertising and canvassing 207.45 

Uncollectible accounts 1,345.66 

Incidentals 118.36 



Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 24,499.61 

Line plant 13,111.96 

Central office equipment 19,363.40 

Buildings 1.365.89 



94,538.55 



58,340.86 

Station removals 376 . 68 

Depreciation 65,692 . 52 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 13,647.23 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 62.87 

Insurance 1,805.44 

Taxes 11,375.61 

Three per cent, compensation to city 10,622.33 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 1,809.35 

General 14,794.06 



54,116.89 

Total $ 273,065.50 

Per station or trunk $ 121.416 



Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 6,911.33 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock.. 59,713.91 



66,625.24 



Total $ 339.690.74 

Per station or trunk $ 151.04 



Revenue $ 336,131.85 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 113 

Per station or trunk $ 149.458 

Revenue— Short $ 3,558.89 

Per station or trunk $ 1.582 

Messages 12,528 ,229 

K Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends . 021796 
Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends .027114 

Revenue per message . 026830 

Investment (including working capital) $ 862.292.80 

Per station or trunk 383 . 412 

CLASS C4— MC P. B. X. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 1,259. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $184,356.61 

Other exchange employes 13,806.87 

Exchange supplies and expenses 25,419.03 

Injuries and damages 173.33 

Superintendence 9,548.69 

Expense of collecting and auditing 776.90 

Directory . . ' 260.50 

Advertising and canvassing 125.79 

Uncollectible accounts 273.73 

Incidentals 4,061.51 

$ 238,802.96 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 52,292.56 

Line plant • 13,757.97 

Central office equipment 42,925.20 

Buildings 2,890.50 

111,866.23 

Station removals 233.00 

Depreciation 122,613.52 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 28,755.97 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 82.11 

Insurance 3,880.11 

Taxes 20,220.51 

Three per cent, compensation to city 14,387.24 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc . . * 16, ,223. 59 

General 8,940.67 

60,043.02 

Total $ 533,558 . 73 

Per station or trunk $ 423.796 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 12,276.74 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 106,071.06 

118,347.80 

Total . $ 651,906.53 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



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114 communications, etc. May 9, 1910 

Per station or trunk $ 517.800 

Revenue $ 455,120 . 14 

Per station or trunk $ 361.496 

Revenue— short $ 196.786 . 39 

Per station or trunk $ 156.304 

Messages 29,961,498 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends . 017808 

Expense per message after adding interest and divi- 
dends .021758 

Revenue per message . 015190 

Investment (including working capital) $1,536,815.27 

Per station or trunk 1,220. 719 



CLASS C5— M60 P. B. X. 

COST OF SEKVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 64. 

Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 3,112,25 

Other exchange employes 193.60 

Exchange supplies and expenses 442.81 

Injuries and damages 2.04 

Superintendence 182.52 

Expense of collecting and auditing 31.67 

Directory r 12.38 

Advertising and canvassing 5.97 

Incidentals 7.62 

$ 3,990.86 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 1,054.54 

Line plant 421.14 

Central office equipment 800.29 

Buildings 47.92 

2,323.89 

Station removals 21 . 41 

Depreciation 2,514 . 08 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 546.48 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 1.94 

Insurance 72.15 

Taxes 425.92 

Three per cent, compensation to city 334.75 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 73.60 

General 567.69 

2,022.53 

Total $ 10 ,872.77 

Per station or trunk $ 169.887 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 115 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 259.48 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 2,241.87 

2,501.35 

Total '. $ 13,374.12 

Per station or trunk $ 208.970 

Revenue $ 10,592 . 97 

Per station or trunk $ 165.515 

Revenue— short $ 2,781 . 15 

Per station or trunk $ 43.455 

Messages 547,952 

Expense per message before adding interest a.nd 

dividends . 019842 

Expense per message after adding interest and divi- 
dends .024407 

Revenue per message . .019332 

Investment (including working capital) $ 32,424.37 

Per station or trunk 506 . 631 

CLASS C6— ML P. B. X. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 3,705. 
Operating — 

Expense of collecting and auditing $ 821.09 

Directory 730.61 

Advertising and canvassing 351.98 

Uncollectible accounts 9.01 

Incidentals 1.37 

$ 1,914.06 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 7,787.40 

Line plant 17,071.77 

Central office equipment 5,087.49 

Buildings 545.13 

30,491.79 

Station removals 636 . 02 

Depreciation 37,980 . 77 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 4,560.65 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 71 . 63 

Insurance 598.26 

Taxes 7,494.05 

Three per cent, compensation to city 2,830.35 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc *li51.52 

General 3,422.00 

18,519.42 

Total $ 89,542.06 

Per station or trunk $ 24.168 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



116 COMMUNICATIONS, etc. May 9, 1910. 



Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 4,545.32 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock . . 39,271.55 



43,816.87 



Total $ 133,358.93 

Per station or trunk $ 35.994 



Revenue $ 89,546.33 

Per station or trunk $ 24.169 



Revenue— short $ 43,812 . 60 

Per station or trunk $ 11.825 



Investment (including working capital) $ 557,787.79 

Per station or trunk $ 150.550 



CLASS C6— ML MESSAGES. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 19,554.05 

Other exchange employes 1,438.53 

Exchange supplies and expenses 2,704.55 

Injuries and damages 17.78 

Superintendence 1,027.79 

Expense of collecting and auditing 351.90 

Incidentals 31.62 



Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 5,399.48 

Line plant 836.51 

Central office equipment 4,485.23 

Buildings 290.39 



$ 25,126.22 



11,011.61 

Depreciation v 11,883 . 22 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc :. .$ 2,995.29 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 5.84 

Insurance 398.34 

Taxes 1,906.66 

Three per cent, compensation to city 2,161.54 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 416.83 

General 3,255.86 



11,140.36 

Total $ 59,161.41 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 1,159.39 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock . . . 10,017.14 



11,176.53 

Total $ 70,337 .94 

Revenue 68.389 . 44 



Revenue— short $ 1.948.50 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 

Messages 3,436,094 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends i 

Expense per message after adding interest and 
dividends 

Revenue per message 

Investment (including working capital) 



117 



017217 



. 020470 
.019903 
146,109.71 



HOTELS AND DEPARTMENT STORES, ETC. 
COST of service for year ending 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 678. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages .'$ 30,458.89 

Other exchange employes 2,276.06 

Exchange supplies and expenses 4,204.09 

Injuries and damages 28.66 

Superintendence 1,580.19 

Expense of collecting and auditing 1,771.80 

Directory ' 129.64 

Advertising and canvassing 62.57 

Incidentals 46.43 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 10,623.99 

Line plant 4,250.86 

Central office equipment 7,912.27 

Buildings 549.39 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 5,552.13 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 21.92 

Insurance 726.24 

Taxes 4,364.66 

Three per cent compensation to city 4,137.37 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 777.70 

General 6,062.41 

Total 

Per station or trunk $ 164.181 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 2,651.10 

Eight per cent dividend* on capital stock .... 22,905.47 

Total 

Per station or trunk $ 201.875 

Revenue ... 

Per station or trunk $ 193.020 



40,558.33 



23,336.51 

112.44 

25,664.70 



21,642.43 



$ 111,314.41 



25,556.57 
136,870.98 

130,867.24 



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118 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Revenue — Short $ 6,003 . 74 

Per station or trunk $ 8.855 

Messages 5,356,152 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 020782 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 025554 

Revenue per message . 024433 

Investment (including working capital) 331,458. 19 

Per station or trunk 488 . 876 



CLASS C7— RF. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 3,180. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 65,719.54 

Other exchange employes 4,746.15 

Exchange Supplies and Expenses 9,140.52 

Injuries and damages 58.80 

Superintendence 3,490.17 

Expense of collecting and auditing 4,131.62 

Directory 2,266.40 

Advertising and canvassing 1,094.15 

Uncollectible accounts 378.43 

Incidentals 3,611.01 

$ 94,636.79 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 7,571.15 

Line plant 16,101.84 

Central office equipment 17,334.39 

Buildings 1,194.44 

42,201.82 

Station removals 4,255 . 75 

Depreciation 49,108 . 08 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 11,731,90 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 75.66 

Insurance 1,601.19 

Taxes 9,906. 39 

Three per cent compensation to city 7,217.45 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 1,645.76 

General 7,485.81 

39,664.16 

Total .. $ 229,866.60 

Per station or trunk $ 72.285 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $6,013.60 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock.... 51,957.53 

57,971.13 

Total $ 287,837 . 73 

Per station or trunk $ 90.515 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 119 

Revenue 228,332 . 85 

Per station or trunk $ 71.803 

Revenue— Short $ 59,504. 88 

Per station or trunk $ 18.712 

• 11,314,581 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ .020316 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 025440 

Revenue per message . 020180 

Investment (including working capital) 749,500.26 

Per station or trunk 235 . 692 

CLASS C8— 2RF. 
COST of service for year ending 31 MARCH, 1910. 
Average Stations or Trunks, 4,960. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 84,391.79 

Other exchange employes 6,159.29 

Exchange supplies and expenses 11,714.12 

Injuries and damages 76.91 

Superintendence . . 4,447.38 

Expense of collecting and auditing 6,094.25 

» Directory 3,494.24 

Advertising and canvassing 1,689.33 

Uncollectible accounts 978.15 

Incidentals 4,120.50 

$ 123,165.96 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment .....$ 11,001.12 

Line plant , 17,678.05 

Central office equipment 20,657.66 

Buildings 1,421.41 

50,758.24 

Station removals 6,689 . 17 

Depreciation 57,324 . 47 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 14,601.02 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 85.31 

Insurance 1,902.87 

Taxes 11,566.54 

Three per cent, compensation to city 8,695.74 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 2,050.96 

General 12,541.67 

51,444.11 

Total $ 289,381 . 95 

Per station or trunk $ 58.343 

Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 7,020.20 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock . . . 60,654.49 

67,674.69 

Total ...... $ 357,056 . 64 



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120 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Per station or trunk $ 71.988 

Revenue 275,074.80 

Per station or trunk $ 55.459 

Revenue— short $ 81,981 .84 

• — 

Per station or trunk $ 16.529 

Messages 14,688,343 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 019701 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 024309 

Revenue per message . 018727 

Investment (including working capital) 877,137. 19 

Per station or trunk 176 . 842 



CLASS C9— DN. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 1,740. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 57,570.85 

Other exchange employes 4,279.95 

Exchange supplies and expenses 7,950.50 

Injuries and damages 53.51 

Superintendence 2,997.92 

Expense of collecting and auditing 4,456.10 

Directory 1,211.32 

Advertising and canvassing 584.81 

Uncollectible accounts 181.36 

Incidentals 2,872.87 

$ 82,159.19 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 12,641.38 

Line plant 9,198.56 

Central office equipment 13,397.01 

Buildings 945.69 

36,182.64 

Station removals 446 . 05 

Depreciation 36,798. 11 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 9,765.99 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 46.00 

Insurance 1,241.41 

Taxes 7,421.75 

Three per cent, compensation to city 9,623.09 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 1,369.27 

General 10,654.61 

40,122.12 

Total. $195,708.11' 

Per station or trunk $ 1 12.476 









May 9, 1910. communications, etc. J 21 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 4,503.18 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock . . . 38,907.47 

43,410.65 

Total , $ 239,118.70 

Per station or trunk $ 137.425 

Revenue 304,392 . 14 

Per station or trunk $ 174.938 

Revenue— over 65,273 . 38 

Per station or trunk $ 37.513 

Messages 10,119,203 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 019340 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 023630 

Revenue per message . 030080 

Investment (including working capital) 563,701 . 84 

Per station or trunk 323 . 967 

CLASS C10— PN. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 275. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 6,261.31 

Other exchange employes 454.48 

Exchange supplies and expenses .- 865.86 

Injuries and* damages 5.44 

Superintendence 333.73 

Expense of collecting and auditing 2,145.23 

Directory 191.55 

Advertising and canvassing 91.43 

Uncollectible accounts 57.59 

Incidentals 293.24 

$ 10,699.86 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 1,286.90 

Line plant 1,408.31 

Central office equipment 1,748.83 

Buildings 126.01 " 



4,570.05 



Station removals 141 . 46 

Depreciation 4,930 . 19 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 1,298.67 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 6.32 

Insurance 163.40 

Taxes 993.85 

Three per cent compensation to city 1,586.09 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 180.05 

General ' 1,412.78 

5,641.16 

Total $ 25,982. 72 



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122 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Per station or trunk $ 94.483 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 603.73 

Eight per cent dividends on capital stock.. .. 5,216.21 

5,819.94 

Total $ 31,802.66 

Per station or trunk $ 115.646 

Revenue 50,176 . 83 

Per station or trunk $ 182.461 

Revenue— Over $ 18,374. 17 

Per station or trunk $ 66.815 

Messages 1,097,627 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 023671 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 028974 

Revenue per message . 045714 

Investment (including working capital) 75,545.09 

Per station or trunk 274 . 709 



CLASS Cll— N. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 3,421. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 41,023.98 

Other exchange employes 3,043.47 

Exchange supplies and expenses 5,670.13 

Injuries and damages 38.12 

Superintendence 2,138.25 

Expense of collecting and auditing 10,267.78 

Directory 2.544.99 

Advertising and canvassing 1,231.25 

Uncollectible accounts 2,158.71 

Incidentals 909.75 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment .....$ 11,235.62 

Line plant 17,446.10 

Central office equipment 14,651.88 

Buildings 1,109.81 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 10,725.77 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 81.04 

Insurance 1,410.11 

Taxes 10,115.15 

Three per cent compensation to city 12,607.09 



$ 69,026.43 



44,443.41 

4,132.36 

49,257.99 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 123 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc * 12,117. 01 

General 11,723.76 

34,485.85 

Total $ 201,346.04 

Per station or trunk .$ 58.856 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 6,134.49 

Eight per cent dividend on capital, stock. . . . 53,002.01 

59,136.50 

Total . .-■ $ 260,482.54 

Per station or trunk .$ 76.142 

Revenue 398,831 . 11 

Per station or trunk $ 116.583 

Revenue— Over $ 138,348 . 57 

Per station or trunk $ 40.441 

Messages 7,212,847 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 027915 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 0361 14 

Revenue per message . 055294 

Investment (including working capital) 761,206.54 

Per station or trunk 222 . 510 



CLASS C12— 2N. 

COST of service for year ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 20,848. 
Operating — — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages . $ 109,475.94 

Other exchange employes 8,161.88 

Exchange supplies and expenses 15,116.90 

Injuries and damages 102.60 

Superintendence 5,684.96 

Expense of collecting and auditing 48.449.60 

Directory 14,515.93 

Advertising and canvassing 7,010.69 

Uncollectible accounts 9,708.40 

Incidentals . 2,325.71 

$ 220,552.61 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 57,765.90 

Line plant 66,427.06 

Central office equipment 41,797.79 

Buildings 3,493.56 

169,484.31 

Station removals ". 33,267 . 42 

Depreciation 176,579.44 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



l?i communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Miscellaneous 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 38,047.43 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 298.65 

Insurance 4,245.21 

Taxes 37,069.62 

Three per cent, compensation to city 36,224.79 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 5,344.66 

General 41,568.46 

162,798.82 

Total $ 762,682 . 60 

Per station or trunk $ 36.583 






Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 22,480.82, 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 194,234.31 



216,715.13 



Total $ 979,397 . 73 

Per station or trunk $ 46.978 

Revenue $1,145,936 . 92 

Per station or trunk $ 54.966 

Revenue— over $ 166,539 . 19 

Per station or trunk $ 7.988 

Messages 19,249,730 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ .039620 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 050879 

Revenue per message . 059530 

Investment (including working capital) 2,792,111 . 17 

Per station or trunk 133 . 927 

CLASS C13— 2RK 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 3,081. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 11,561.66 

Other exchange employes 859.24 

Exchange supplies and expenses 1, "597. 78 

Injuries and damages 10.79 

Superintendence 601.49 

Expense of collecting and auditing 7.853.24 

Directory 2,146.44 

Advertising arid canvassing 1,039.91 

Uncollectible accounts 2.038.87 

Incidentals 609.00 

$ 28,318.42 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 8,295.69 

Line plant 9,183.83 

Central offieo equipment 4,734.05 

Buildings 425.79 

22.639 . 36 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 5,062.95 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 41.23 

Insurance /....... 501.47 

Taxes 4,945.48 

Three per cent, compensation to city 3,827.42 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 713.40 

General 5,420.93 

Total $ 

Per station or trunk $ 32.914 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 2,997.71 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock . . . 25,900.23 

Total $ 

Per station or trunk $ 42.294 

Revenue 

Per station or trunk $ 39.297 

Revenue — short $ 

Per station or trunk $ 2.997 

Messages 2,032,792 

(Expense per message before adding interest and 
dividends $ 
Expense per message after adding interest and divi- 
dends 
Revenue per message 

Investment (including working capital) 372 

Per station or trunk 



125 



6,634.63 
23,302.51 



20,512.88 
101,407.80 

28,897.94 
130,305.74 

121,072.71 
9,233 . 03 



.049886 

.064102 
.059560 

291.29 

120.835 



CLASS C14— 4N. 

COST OF SERVICE FOE YEAE ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 72,932. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $168,270.88 

Other exchange employes 12,268.14 

Exchange supplies and expenses 23,325.77 

Injuries and damages 151.24 

Superintendence 8,891.68 

Expense of collecting and auditing 179,716.23 

Directory . . 50,858.86 

Advertising and canvassing 24,520.95 

Uncollectible accounts 7,263.54 

Incidentals 4,073.99 



$ 479,341.28 



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126 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $207,164.88 

Line plant 4 113,112.20 

Central office equipment 67,252.60 

Buildings 6,127.63 

393,657.31 

Station removals 124,286 . 47 

Depreciation 344,841 . 50 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 82,878.99 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 493.34 

Insurance 7.199.82 

Taxes 73,447.98 

Three per cent, compensation to city 52,495.94 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 11,614.43 

General 88,946.18 

317,076.68 

Total $1,659,203 . 24 

Per station or trunk $ 22.750 

Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 44,565.24 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 385,043.76 

429,609.00 

Total $2,088,812.24 

Per station or trunk $ 28.641 

Revenue $1,660,748 . 29 

Per station or trunk $ 22.722 

Revenue— short $ 428.063 . 95 

Per station or trunk $ 5.869 

Messages 29,586,329 



Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ .056080 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends .070600 

Revenue per message • 056132 

Investment (including working capital) 5,550,003.92 

Per station or trunk ....'. 76 . 100 



CLASS C 15— TERMINALS AND EXTENSIONS. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 57,402. 

Operating — 

Expense of collecting and auditing $ 12.599.82 

Directory 40.842.48 

Advertising and canvassing 19.602.06 

Uncollectible accounts 42.85 

Incidentals J)2 -S~ 



$ 73,239.78 






May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 127 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $131,964.33 

Buildings 563.78 

132.528.11 

Station removals 55,169. 16 

Depreciation 60,079 . 29 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 19,443.74 

Insurance 380.91 

Taxes 13,895.40 

Three per cent compensation to city 10,865.64 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc *700.60 

General 16,504.66 

60,389.75 

Total $ 381,406.09 

Per station or trunk $ 6.645 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 8,424.62 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock .... 72,788.72 

81,213.34 

Total . J $ 462,619.43 

Per station or trunk $ 8.059 

Revenue $ 343,793.45 

Per station or trunk $ 5.989 

Revenue— Short $ 118,825 . 98 

Per station or trunk $ 2.070 

Investment (including working capital) $1,056,077.20 

Per station or trunk 18 . 398 



. 



CLASS Nl— B. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 632. 



Operating — 



Exchange Operating — 

Operator's wages $ 6,178.50 

Other exchange employes 465.54 

Exchange supplies and expenses 850.28 

Injuries and damages 5.85 

Superintendence 318.80 

Expense of collecting and auditing 563.90 

Directory 442.27 

Advertising and canvassing 213.38 

Uncollectible accounts 377.32 

Incidentals 10.16 



3,426.00 



Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



=f k*^ 



128 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 1,399.73 

Line plant 6,861.20 

Central office equipment 1,576.74 

Buildings 226.58 

10,064.25 

Station removals 522 . 96 

Depreciation 16,373 . 53 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 2,264.15 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 29.60 

Insurance 211.72 

Taxes 2,757.88 

Three per cent compensation to city 951.68 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 71.61 

General 2,483.41 

8,770.05 

Total $ 45,156 . 79 

Per station or trunk $ 71.451 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 1,671.52 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock.. .. 14,441.89 

16,113.41 

Total $ 61,270 . 20 

Per station or trunk $ 96.947 

Revenue $ 30,100 . 82 

Per station or trunk $ 47.628 

Revenue— Short $ 31,169 . 38 

Per station or trunk , .. $ 49.319 

Messages 1,923,001 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ .023482 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 031862 

Revenue per message .015653 

Investment (including working capital) 206,418.94 

Per station or trunk 326 , 612 



CLASS N2— 2B. 

COST of service for year ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 
Average Stations or Trunks — 200. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating- 
Operators' wages $ 1,216.04 

Other exchange employes 90.02 

Exchange supplies and expenses 167.92 

Injuries and damages 1.11 

Superintendence 63.61 

Expense of collecting and auditing 238.18 

Directory ; 138.94 

Advertising and canvassing 67.00 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 

Uncollectible accounts 128.78 

Incidentals 2.39 

$ 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 444.97 

Line plant 1,393.90 

Central office equipment 292.22 

Buildings 43.83 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 493.65 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 5.90 

Insurance 40.75 

Taxes 570.03 

Three per cent compensation to city 231.02 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 69.13 

General 538.47 

Total $ 

Per station or trunk $ 49.46 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 345.77 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock 2,987.42 

Total $ 

Per station or trunk .$ 66.126 

Revenue * 

Per station or trunk $ 36.532 

Revenue — Short $ 

Per station or trunk $ 29.594 

Messages 384,977 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ 

Expense per message after adding interest and 
dividends 

Revenue per message 

Investment (including working capital) 42, 

Per station or trunk 



129 



2,113.99 



2,174.92 

294.48 

3,359.68 



1,948.95 



9.892.02 



3,333.19 



13,225.21 

7,306.43 
5,918.78 



.025695 

.034353 
.018979 

754.34 

213.772 



CLASS N3— 4B: 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 1,289. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 5,919.78 

Other exchange employes 449.93 

Exchange supplies and expenses 813.75 

Injuries and damages 5.71 

Superintendence 303.03 









: 



130 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Expense of collecting and auditing 1,383.07 

Directory 900.94 

Advertising and canvassing 436.94 

Uncollectible accounts 430.40 

Incidentals 11.26 

$ 10,654.81 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 2,971.60 

Line plant 4,754.33 

Central office equipment 1,330.52 

Buildings 185.82 

9.242.27 

Station removals 2,080 . 74 

Depreciation 12,550 . 92 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 2.124.47 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 21.18 

Insurance 1 74.64 

Taxes 2,171.23 

Three per cent compensation to city 962.40 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 97.61 

General ' 2,335.84 

7.886.37 

Total $ 42.416.11 

Per station or trunk $ 32.906 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 1,314.85 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock. . . . 11,360.34 

12,675.19 

Total $ 55,091, 30 

Per station or trunk $ 42.740 

Revenue 30.429 . 46 

Per station or trunk $ 23.607 

Revenue— Short $ 24.661 . 84 

Per station or trunk $ 19.133 

1.867,994 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 022707 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 029492 

Revenue per message . 016290 

Investment (including working capital) 163.087.76 

Per station or trunk 126 . 523 



4,033.26 

264.76 

6,688.39 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 131 

QLASS N4— R. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 268. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages . $ 1,345.27 

Other exchange employes 100.61 

Exchange supplies and expenses 185.40 

Injuries and damages 1.25 

Superintendence 69.82 

Expense of collecting and auditing 303.26 

Directory 188.60 

Advertising and canvassing 91.00 

Uncollectible accounts 67.89 

Incidentals 2.62 

$ 2,355.72 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 583.72 

Line plant 2,914.71 

Central office equipment 456.06 

Buildings : 78.77 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 833.48 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 12.52 

Insurance 70.28 

Taxes 1,128.08 

Three per cent, compensation to city 294.82 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 117.38 

General • 778.09 

Total 

Per station or trunk $ 61.854 

Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 683.67 — ===== 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock. . . 5,906.95 

Total ! 

Per station or trunk . .$ 86.445 

Revenue 

^Per station or trunk $ 34.833 

Revenue — short 

Per station or trunk $ 51.612 

Messages 422,146 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ . 039268 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 054880 



3,234.65 



$ 16,576.7: 



6,590.62 
23,167.40 

9,335 . 33 
13,832.07 






3£ 



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132 communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Revenue per message . 022114 

Investment (including working capital) 84,233.02 

Per station or trunk 314. 302 



CLASS N5— 2R. 

COST of service for year ending 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks, 477. 
Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ . 1 ,830.83 

Other exchange employes 136.36 

Exchange supplies and expenses 252.49 

Injuries and damages 1.69 

Superintendence 95.34 

Expense of collecting and auditing 504.60 

Directory . . 334.51 

Advertising and canvassing 161.28 

Uncollectible accounts 81.61 

Incidentals 3.90 

$ 3,402.61 
Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 1,030.59 

Line plant 3.363.90 

Central office equipment 509.59 

Buildings 90.79 

4,994.87 

Station removals 599 . 01 

Depreciation 7.862 . 5ft 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 1,047.52 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 14.32 

Insurance 80.54 

Taxes 1,336.24 

Three per cent, compensation to city 365 06 

.Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 147.23 

General 1,006.16 

3,997.07 

Total $ 20,856 . 15 

Per station or trunk $ 43.724 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 810.09 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock... 6,999.13 

7,809.22 

Total $ 28,665 . 37 

Per station or trunk $ 60.095 

Revenue 11,559 . 14 

Per station or trunk $ 24.233 

Revenue — short $ 17,106 . 23 

Per station or trunk $ 35.862 

Messages 576,484 



, 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 

Expense per message before adding interest and 
dividends 

Expense per message after adding interest and 
dividends . . 

Revenue per message 

Investment (including working capital) ". 

Per station or trunk 



133 



.036178 



.049724 
.020051 
99,931.60 
209.500 






CLASS N6— 4R. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Average Stations or Trunks — 6,706. 

Operating- 
Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 22,518.11 

Other exchange employes 1,690.39 

Exchange supplies and expenses 3,101.78 

Injuries and damages 21.18 

Superintendence 1,164.81 

Expense of collecting and auditing 7,822.15 

Directory 4,686.41 

Advertising and canvassing 2,265.49 

Uncollectible accounts 1,209.51 

Incidentals * 50.43 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 15,309.77 

Line plant 25,421.28 

Central office equipment 5,380.35 

Buildings . 844.44 

Station removals 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 10,218.52 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 110.38 

Insurance 771.48 

Taxes 11,200.67 

Three per cent compensation to city 3,767.92 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 1,544.16 

General 10,475.98 

Total 

Per station or trunk $ 30.465 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 6,787.08 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock. . . . 58,640.36 

Total 

Per station or trunk $ 40.222 

Revenue 

Per station or trunk $ 17.775 



44,530.26 



46,955.84 
10,000.06 
64,726.00 



38,089.11 
$ 204,301.27 



65,427.44 
269,728.71 



$ 119,200.34 






134 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

Revenue — Short 

Per station or trunk $ 22.44 

Messages 7,109,648 

Expense per message before adding interest and 

dividends $ 

Expense per message after adding interest and 
dividends 

Revenue per message 

Investment ( including working capital ) 

Per station or trunk 



May 9, 1910. 

$ 150,528.37 



.028736 

.037938 
.016766 
840,302.59 
125.306 



CLASS N7— 5c TRUNKED CALLS. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Operating — 

Exchange Operating — 

Operators' wages $ 16,230.42 

Other exchange employes 1,216.04 

Exchange supplies and expenses 2,236.58 

Injuries and damages 15.23 

Superintendence >. . . 840.91 

Expense of collecting and auditing 1,579.45 

Incidentals 24.97 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Line plant $ 1,398.37 

Central office equipment 2,996.66 

Buildings 236.92 

Depreciation 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 2,105.81 

Rental of wires, contacts, etc 11.78 

Insurance ' 284.73 

Taxes 1,499.18 

Three per cent compensation to city 2,272.70 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc 157.00 

General 2,307.33 

Total 

Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 910.39 

Eight per cent dividend on capital stock 7,865.80 

Total 

Revenue 

Revenue — Over 

Messages 1,427,359 

Expense per message before adding interest and 
dividends 



22,143.60 



4,631.95 
6,656.07 



8,638.53 



$ 42,070.15 



8,776.19 



50,846 . 34 
71,898.40 

21,052.06 



029474 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 135 

Expense per message after adding interest and 

dividends . 035623 

Revenue per message - . 050371 

Investment (including working capital) ". 114.224 .05 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Operating — 

Uncollectible accounts .....$ 40.76 

Incidentals .01 

$ 40.77 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Line plant $ 20,174.74 

Buildings ...... 273.52 

20,448.26 

Depreciation 20,916 . 00 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 2,950.37 

Insurance 184.91 

Taxes 6,741.60 

Three per cent, compensation to city 4,198.39 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc * 66.88 

General 3,227.78 

17,236.17 

Total $ 58,641 .20 

Add : Interest on bonds outstanding $ 4,085.24 

Eight per cent on capital stock 35,296.46 

39,381.70 

Total $ 98,022 . 90 

Revenue \ 132,839 . 68 

Revenue— Over $ 34,816 . 78 

Investment (including working capital $ 499.163 .05 

CLASS S2— PRIFATE LINES. 

COST OF SERVICE FOR YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH, 1910. 

Operating — 

Expense of collecting and auditing $ 552.28 

Uncollectible accounts 76.33 

Incidentals .85 



$ 629.46 

Maintenance — Current Repair — 

Subscribers' station equipment $ 1,009.30 

Line plant 2,594 . 52 

Buildings 26.72 

3,630.54 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



136 communications, etc. May 9, 1U 1(7. 

Depreciation 2,179 . 00 

Miscellaneous — 

Rental of instruments, etc $ 421.16 

Insurance 18.06 

Taxes 658.84 

Three per cent, compensation to city 387.03 

Cost of free telephone service to the city, etc * 22.68 

General 447.13 

1,909.54 

Total $ 8,348 . 54 

Add: Interest on bonds outstanding $ 399.32 

Eight per cent, dividend on capital stock 3,450.10 

3,849.42 

Total $ 12,197 . 96 

Revenue , $ 12,238 . 82 

Revenue— over $ 40 . 86 

Investment (including working capital) $ 49,061.54 

Note. — Figures in italics represent deductions or deficits. 



GUIDE TO SYMBOLS USED FOR EACH CLASS OF SERVICE. 

GUIDE FOR CLASS NUMBERS AND CHICAGO TELEPHONE COMPANY SYM- 
BOLS, GIVING DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE RENDERED 
UNDER EACH CLASS. 

Class Chicago Telephone 

Number Company Symbol. Description of Service Rendered 

CHICAGO RATE CLASSES. 

CI F Unlimited single party line business ser- 

vice without extra line or private 
branch exchange privileges. 

(For which a flat rate of $125 per year 
is now charged.) 
C 2 M12, M72, M60 Measured single party line business ser- 

vice, with privilege of an extra free line 
for each 6,000 outgoing messages guar- 
anteed above 1,200 and with privilege 
of as many auxiliary lines rented at 
$24 per line without message guaran- 
tee as desired; without connection to 
a private branch exchange switchboard. 

(For which a minimum charge of $60 
per year for the first line is now made, 
including 1,200 outgoing messages; 3c 
per message for the next 2,400 out- 
going messages, and 2c per message 
for all additional outgoing messages.) 
(I 3 P. B. X., M12, M72, MOO Measured single party line business ser- 
vice, same as C2, but with connection 
to a private branch exchange switch- 
board which is furnished by the Tele- 
phone Company free. 

(For which the same charge is made as 

for C2, except that the subscriber 
must have more than one measured 
rate line.) 






May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 137 

Chicago rate classes — Continued. 
Number Company Symbol. Description of Service Rendered 

C 4 P. B. X., M. C. Commuted rate (deemed measured) 

single party line business service; with 
connection to a private branch ex- 
change switchboard and privilege of 
as many auxiliary lines rented at $24 
per line without message guarantee as 
desired, and with privilege of extra 
line service with 6,000 message guar- 
antee. 

(For which a flat charge of $365 per 
year is now made for the commuted 
rate line with privilege of unlimited 
outgoing messages thereover, with a 
charge of 2c per message for all out- 
going messages over the $24 lines.) 

C 5 P. B. X., M. 60. Extra line service with 6,000 message 

guarantee, for use only in connection 
with commuted rate single party line 
business service. 

(For which a minimum charge of $120 
per year is made, including 6,000 mes- 
sages and a charge of 2c per mes- 
sage is made for all messages above 
6,000.) 

C 6 P. B. X., M. L. Auxiliary line service intended particu- 

larly for incoming messages, for use 
in connection with classes of service 
C2, C3, C4 and C5. These lines are 
of such a character that substantially 
all of them are associated with private 
branch exchange switchboards and we 
therefore designate them as a P. B. 
X. class. 

(For which a rental charge of $24 per 
year is made and the outgoing messages 
are considered as a part of the total 
messages when the lines supplement 
Class C2, Class C3 or Class C5 ser- 
vices, and a charge of 2c per message 
is made when they supplement Class 
C4 service. The latter messages we 
keep in a class by themselves which 
we call C6 messages.) 

C 7 R. F. Unlimited single party line residence ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $72 per year 
is now charged.) 

C 8 2R. P. Unlimited two-party line residence ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $t56 per year 
is now charged.) 

(Neither of the above residence ser- 
vices have extra line or private branch 
r> exchange privileges.) 

C 9 D. N. Prepaid nickel single party public tele- 

' '"' j phone service, installed only in drug 

stores at approved locations. 



^ — =^_fe^. 



138 • communications, etc. May 9, 1910. 

Chicago rate classes — Continued. 

Number Company Symbol. Description of Service Rendered 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
for three messages per day is charged 
and 2%c per message for all further 
messages. The Company reserves the 
right to cancel contract if average 
number of three messages is not 
reached.) 

olO P. N. Prepaid nickel single party public tele- 

phone service installed only at ap- 
proved locations. 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
for four messages per day is charged 
and 4c per message for all further 
messages. The company reserves the 
right to cancel contract if minimum 
number of four messages per day is 
not reached.) 

Cll N Prepaid nickel single party line business 

service. 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
is now charged, with a guarantee of 
20c per day.) 

C12 2N. Prepaid nickel two-party line business 

service. 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
is now charged with a guarantee of 
12 ^c per day.) 

C13 2R. N, Prepaid nickel two-party line residence 

service. 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
is now charged, with a guarantee of 
10c per day.) 

C14 4N. Prepaid nickel four-party line residence 

service. 

(For which a rate of 5c per message 
is now charged, with a guarantee of 
5c per day.) 

(In the prepaid nickel classes of ser- 
vice there are no extra line or private 
branch exchange privileges.) 

€15 Ext. Ter. Extension telephone and private branch 

exchange terminal telephone service. 
(For which a rate of $6 per year per 
telephone is now charged.) 
(These are divided between those with 
and those without coin boxes.) 
neighborhood rate classes. . . 

Nl B. Unlimited single party line business 

service. 

(For which a flat rate of $48 per year 
is now charged.) 

N2 2B. Unlimited two-party line business ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $36 per 
year is now charged.) 

N3 4B. Unlimited four-party line business ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $24 per year 
is now charged.) 



May 9, 1910. communications, etc. 139 

neighborhood rate classes — Continued. 
Number Company Symbol. Description of Service Rendered 

N4 R. Unlimited single party line residence ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $36 per year 
is now charged.) 

N5 2R Unlimited two-party line residence ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $24 per year 
is now charged.) 

N 6 4R. Unlimited four-party line residence ser- 

vice. 

(For which a flat rate of $18 per year 
is now charged.) 

N 7 Trunked service from the Neighborhood 

Exchange lines to the Chicago Ex- 
change lines, or to lines in other Neigh- 
borhood Exchanges. 
(For which a rate of 5c per outgoing 
message is charged.) 
(Under the Neighborhood Exchange 
rates, which are much lower than the 
Chicago Exchange rates, the subscrib- 
ers have the privilege of free connec- 
tion with the subscribers in their own 
exchanges, but are charged a fee when 
connected with Chicago Exchange sub- 
scribers outside of their own Neigh- 
borhood limits.) 






special rate classes. 

S 1 Extension lines extending from the sub- 

scriber's telephone line to premises 
beyond his own; which we hereinafter 
call Mileage Extension lines. 
(For this service a charge of $20 a 
year is now made for the first half 
mile or less of line, and $10 per year 
for each additional quarter mile.) 

S 2 Private lines not connected to the Tele- 

phone Company's circuits. 
(For this a charge of $40 per year is 
now made for the first mile or less of 
line, and $10 per year for each addi- 
tional quarter mile.) 



140 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



May 9, 1910. 



CORPORATION COUNSEL. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the Corpo- 
ration Counsel, which was ordered 
printed in the journal and placed on 
file: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel, ) 
Chicago, May 9, 1910. } 
To the Honorable, the City Council, of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — At your meeting held 
May 2, 1910, you were pleased to pass 
an order instructing the Corporation 
Counsel to render an opinion "As to 
whether or not the Treasurer of the 
Board of Trustees of the Police Pension 
Fund has the right to retain the inter- 
est on such fund or any portion cnereof ; 
and as to whether or not he is entitled, 
to compensation for his services." 

We are of the opinion that the treas- 
urer of this board has no right to re- 
tain as his private property the interest 
on the pension fund or any part thereof, 
but that whatever interest is received 
from such fund belongs to the fund 
itself. 

The act providing for the formation 
and disbursemenc of the Police Pension 
Fund, approved April 29, 1887, as 
amended, requires the Board of Trus- 
tees to elect one of its members to act 
as treasurer and, Paragraph 7, Section 
10 explicitly provides that "no compen- 
sation or emolument shall be paid to 
any member of said board for any duty 
required or performed under this act." 

We ueiieve that this paragraph of 
the statute deprives the treasurer of any 
right to compensation for his services. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) Wm. D. Barge, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

(Signed) Robert N. Holt, 
Acting Corporation Counsel. 



INSPECTOR OF GAS METERS AND 
GAS. 
The Clerk presented the following re- 
port submitted by the Inspector of Gas 
Motors and Gas, which was ordered 
placed on file: 

Department op Electricity, | 
Chicago, May 4, 1910. ( 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 
the City of Chicago. 
Gentlemen — Attached please find 



tabular summary of testa on city gas as 
performed at 76 Fifth avenue, Room 
411, for the month of April, 1910. 

No violations of the city ordinances 
have oeen observed. The averages for 
illuminating and heating value have 
been maintained at exceptionally high 
figures. 

The taree portable recording gas pres- 
sure gauges in the possession of the 
bureau have been located for one or 
more weeks at the following places: 
1975 Canalport avenue. 
2246 S. Ridgeway avenue. 
1462 N. 44th avenue. 
12054 Wallace street (West Pullman). 
34 E. 114th street (Roseland). 
1401 E, 62nd place. 
4600 Cottage Grove avenue. 
1401 Michigan avenue. 
As shown by the tabular summary, 
the pressure regulation on the West 
Side is highly satisfactory, while the 
regulation on the South Side in most 
cases falls within the limits considered 
as good. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. B. Burke, 

Gas Inspector. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented requests submit- 
ted by the Board of Education for an 
additional appropriation of $9,000 for 
the erection of an addition to the Rose 
Hill School, and for a new heating and 
ventilating plant for the said school 
( same to be used as a branch of the Lake 
View High School); and for an appro- 
priation of $12,000 for new toilet rooms 
in the Burnside School building, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Kemm, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riani. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick. 



May 9, 1910. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



u: 



Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 60. 
Nays — None. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE, 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
..on of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from De- 
partment of Health in re authority to 
purchase certain supplies for the Con- 
tagious Disease Hospital and public 
baths, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter XXXII, Article I of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Qhapter XXXII, 
Article I of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905 be and the same is 
hereby amended by inserting the follow- 
ing section as Section 1030a: 

1030a. Contracts.) The Commis- 
sioner of Health shall also have power 
to award and execute contracts for 
such groceries, fruit and vegetables, 
meats, milk, linen, and laundry work 
as may be required at the Contagious 
Disease Hospital and the public baths; 
provided, that all such contracts shall 
be let to the lowest responsible bid- 
der after advertising in the same man- 
ner as is provided for the letting of 
contracts for materials and supplies 
by the Department of Public Works, 
and provided further, that no such 
contract shall be let for a greater pe- 



riod than three months or for any 
period extending beyond the end of 
the current fiscal year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred matter of issuance of bonds 
to refund Water Fund certificates ma- 
turing July 1st, 1910, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 

Whereas, Water Fund certificates 
amounting to $500,000 issued under and 
pursuant to authority granted by an 
ordinance passed by the City Council on 
May 6, 1907, will mature July 1st, 1910; 
and 

Whereas, There are not, and will not 
on the date last mentioned, be in the 
City Treasury sufficient funds to pay 
said certificates at maturity; and 

Whereas, It is necessary for the pur- 
pose of paying and discharging such 
water loan certificates that refunding 
bonds be issued for such purpose; now, 
therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and the 
City Comptroller be and they are hereby 
authorized to execute and issue, in the 
name and on behalf of the City of Chi- 
cago, water loan bonds of such date 
and denomination and amounts as they 
may think advisable, to an amount not 
exceeding $500,000; said bonds to bear 
interest payable semi-annually at a rate 
not exceeding 4>y 2 per cent per annum, 
all of said principal to be due and pay- 
able on the first day of July, 1913, both 
principal and interest payable in gold 
coin of the United States of America of 
the present standard of weight and fine- 
ness; and the City Comptroller is author- 



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May 9, 1910. 



ized to execute and issue interest coupons 
for the interest on such bonds in such 
forms as he may deem advisable, but the 
bonds hereby authorized shall not be 
issued at any time in a sum, which to- 
gether with the then existing indebted- 
ness of the City, shall increase the in- 
debtedness of the City beyond any statu- 
tory or constitutional limitations. 

Said bonds and coupons shall respec- 
tively call for and assure the payment 
of the sum of money herein mentioned 
to the bearer thereof out of the income 
of the water works system of said City, 
or income received by the City from 
water rates and to the credit of the 
Water Fund in the City Treasury; and 
that the fund arising therefrom, in ex- 
cess of the cost of maintaining and oper- 
ating said water- works system be and 
is irrevocably pledged for the payment 
of said bonds and interest coupons, and 
that out of the revenue of said water 
works system for the years 1910, 1911, 
1912 and 1913, there is irrevocably 
pledged the sum of $500,000 to meet such 
bonds at their maturity. So long as 
said bonds hereby authorized, or any of 
them are unpaid, in either principal or 
interest, the City shall make no substan- 
tial decrease in the rates charged by it 
to consumers of water. 

The City of Chicago reserves the right 
to call in and pay any of said bonds 
at any time after the date of their issue 
upon giving thirty (30) days' notice by 
publication five (5) days in some news- 
paper published in the City of Chicago, 
and upon paying to the holder thereof a 
bonus not exceeding five (5) per cent of 
the face value of the bonds so called in, 
and upon the issuing of any such call 
interest on the bonds called in shall 
cease upon the day mentioned in such 
call. 

The City of Chicago shall, in apt time 
and manner, levy and collect direct an- 
nual taxes upon all taxable property of 
said City sufficient to pay and discharge 
all that portion of the interest on said 
debt, evidenced by said bonds and cou- 
pons, as it falls due, and that all that 
portion of the principal thereof when it 
falls due, which is not paid out of said 
Water Fund, and due provision thereof 
shall be made in the annual appropria- 
tion bills, and, annually, in the ordi- 
nances for the levy and collection of 
taxes. 

Section 2. That upon the execution 
of said bonds and coupons, the City 
Comptroller be and he is hereby au- 



thorized to negotiate the sale and dis- 
position thereof, and the proceeds de- 
rived therefrom shall be used solely 
in paying and refunding said water loan 
bonds issued under said ordinance of 
May 6th, 1907. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Eldred Brothers, 
E. Hanson and W. C. Wood (referred 
March 21, 1910), W. H. Goodiar, Hugh 
Hilly, James F. Meagher, E. Wickert, 
August Winter and Thomas Woods (re- 
ferred March 14, 1910) for 90 per cent 
refunds of special assessments, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized to issue vouchers in favor of the 
following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same being 
refunds due under the special assess- 
ment warrants for laying water pipe 
enumerated, in accordance with the re- 
port of the Board of Local Improvements 
attached. These said refunds are or- 
dered issued upon County Clerk's cer- 
tificates of payment and duplicate special 
assessment receipts because of the loss 
of original receipts, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from Account 
W22X2, appropriations 1910, upon iden- 
tification and proper power-of-attorney 
from claimant, when from the surplus 
of the net income from the water rates, 
not otherwise appropriated or pledged 
there is in the City Treasury sufficient 
money therefor and when the City Comp- 
troller shall so certify. 
Warrant. 

20847 Eldred Brothers $1 1.58 

32005 E. Hanson 5.06 

25906 W. C. Wood 24.52 

20840 W. IT. Goodiar 4.22 



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19235 Hugh Hilley 22.50 

20841 James F. Meagher 32.76 

32005 E. Wickert 13.68 

32005 E. Wickert 13.33 

32005 E. Wickert 13.33 

32005 August Winter 6.31 

17980 Thomas Woods 16.01 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communications from Board 
of Local Improvements in re appropria- 
tion for public benefits, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1910, the sum of 
twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for the pur- 
pose of paying public benefits assessed 
against the City under special assess- 
ment Warrant 36689 for opening alleys 
between Harrison and Flournoy streets, 
Sacramento boulevard and Francisco 
avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communications from the 
Board of Local Improvements asking for 
appropriation to cover duplicate assess- 
ment for water supply pipes, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 



report and recommend the passage of the 

following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from the Water Fund 
the sum of fifty-two and five one-hun- 
dredths ($52.05) dollars to be credited 
as follows: $29.01 to be placed to the 
credit of Special Assessment Warrant 
36942 on account of erroneous assess- 
ment against Lot 1 in Block 1, Gunn's 
Subdivision of west half, southwest " 
quarter, Section 22-40-13, and $23.04 
to be placed to the credit of Warrant 
35487 to cover erroneous assessment 
against Lot 17, Auburn-on-the-Hill, be- 
ing Hart's Subdivision, Blocks 27 and 
28, subdivision of southeast quarter, 
Section 29-38-14. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
whom was referred (May 2, 1910, page 
30) matter of appropriation for expenses 
of the Vice Commission, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That there be and. is hereby 
appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1910 the sum of five 
thousand ($5,000.00) dollars for pay- 
ment of the necessary expenses of the 
Vice Commission. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 



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May 9, 1910. 



of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred matter of bills for cleaning 
right-of-way of street railway com- 
panies within the district covered by the 
contract of the Citizens Street Clean- 
ing Bureau, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the foiling ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1910 the sum of 
twenty thousand four hundred fifty-five 
and eighty-eight one-hundredths ($20.- 
455.88) dollars to be expended by the 
City Comptroller as follows : For work 
done by the Citizens Street Cleaning Bu- 
reau in cleaning the right-of-way of the 
street car companies during the year 
1909, Chicago City Railway Company, 
$1,969.19, and Chicago Railways Com- 
pany, $3,486.69, and for payment for 
work during January, February, March, 
April and May, $7,000.00, and for work 
to be done during the balance of the 
year 1910, $8,000.00, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to set up $5,455.88 of 
this appropriation under Account 20703 
and $15,000.00 of this appropriation un- 
der Account 207O4. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ' B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. . 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Su- 
perintendent of Streets in re two addi- 
tional clerks, having had the same under 



ommend the passage of the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated from Miscellaneous Receipts 
for the year 1910 the sum of fourteen 
hundred forty ($1,440.00) dollars to be 
expended by the Bureau of Streets un- 
der Account 201A for the employment 
of two clerks at the rate of ninety 
($90.00) dollars per month each. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Superintendent of Streets in re appro- 
priation for additional employes, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago \ 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated from Miscellaneous Receipts 
for the year 1910 the sum of eleven hun- 
dred twenty ($1,120.00) dollars to be 
expended by the Superintendent of 
Streets as follows: For one usher at 
$60.00 per month and for one clerk at 
$80.00 per month. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



B. W. Snow, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the 



advisement, beg leave to report and rec-following report, which was, on motion 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



145 



of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To tne Mayor and Aldermen of tne City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Su- 
perintendent of Streets in re transfers 
in appropriations, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to transfer from Account 201A 
$2,160.00 to Account 226A "two rodmen 
at $1,080.00 per year," in accordance 
with the request of the Superintendent 
of Streets, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Collector for transfers of appropria- 
tions, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make the following transfers 
in the appropriations for the City Col- 
lector's office, in accordance with his re- 
quest, attached hereto : 

From Account 24 A3 (wheel tax) to an 
account to be known as 24A4, extra 
clerk hire and overtime work in Wheel 
Tax Division, the sum of $1,993.12. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 



of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Chicago Commission on City Expendi- 
tures and Commissioner of Public Works 
in re transfers, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make the following transfers 
in appropriations for 1910, in accord- 
ance with the requests of the heads of 
departments, attached hereto: 

CHICAGO COMMISSION ON CITY EXPENDI- 
TURES. 

From Account 12S, all 

other operation $ 700.00 

To Acount 12C, general 

supplies $ 300.00 

To Account 12J, street 

car transportation .. 400.00 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

From 580X9, Water 
.Pipe Extension $3,000.00 

From 520D, tapping 

and retapping, etc. . 800.00 

From 504L, fuel for 

pumping stations ... 2,200.00 

To 5 02 A, testing divi- 
sion salaries and 
wages $4,200.00 

To 502S, testing di- 
vision, all other oper- 
ation 1,800.00 

Respectfully- submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred 1 order transferring ambu- 
lances from Health to Police Department 
(referred April 13, 1910), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 



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May 9, 1910. 



report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his request, attached 
hereto, to transfer to the Department 
of Police from the Department of Health 
the ambulance service, except the Con- 
tagious Disease Ambulance, together 
with the ambulance surgeons; and, be it 
further 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make the following transfers 
in appropriations for 1910: 
From 37N, forage, 
shoeing and board- 
in horses $ 6,226.00 

From 37A8, hospital 
and ambulance 

service, salaries 

and wages 19,200.00 

From 37E, repairs 

and replacements . 500.00 

From 37A8, hospital 
and ambulance 

service, salaries and 

wages 2,500.00 

To Account 30N, for- 
age, shoeing and 
boarding horses . ..$ 6,226.00 
To 30A11, miscellane- 
ous, salaries and 

wages 21,700.00 

To 30E, repairs and 
replacements by 
contract or open 

order 500.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of John C. Christen- 
sen for salary (referred January 24, 
1910), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago •. 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated from Miscellaneous Receipts 
for the year 1910 the sum of seven hun- 
dred ninety-three and fifteen one -hun- 



dredths ($793.15) dollars for the pur- 
pose of payment of salary to John C. 
Christensen as Assistant Deputy Com- 
missioner of Buildings from January 
23d to May 15th, 1909, while he was 
prevented from the performance of 
duties of said office. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
an opinion from the Corporation Coun- 
sel dated April 6th, 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

The following opinion from the Cor- 
poration Counsel was submitted with the 
foregoing report: 

Office of Corporation Counsel.) 
Chicago, April 6, 1910. ( 
In re John Q. Christensen, former As- 
sistant Deputy Commissioner of Build- 
ings, claim for salary. 
Hon. B. W. Snoia, Chairman, Commit- 
tee on Finance: 

Dear Sir — The Corporation Counsel 
has referred to me your communication 
of February 3 last calling for an opin- 
ion as to the legality of the claim of 
John C. Christensen against the City of 
Chicago for $793.15, as salary of the of- 
fice of Assistant Deputy Commissioner 
of Buildings from January 23 to May 15, 
1909. 

By Section 199 of the Revised Munici- 
pal Code of Chicago of 1905 it is shown 
that the Department of Buildings as 
thereby established included an Assis- 
tant Deputy Commissioner of Buildings. 
Section 220 Id., among other things, 
provides : 

"There is hereby created the office 

of Assistant Deputy Commissioner of 

Buildings." 

By the adoption of the foregoing sec- 
tion the power to create offices vested 
in the City Council by Section 3, Arti- 
cle VI. of the Cities and Villages Act 
was exercised, and the office of Assis- 
tant Deputy Commissioner of Buildings 
was legally created. 

It appears that the claimant took the 
civil service examination for the office 
thus created and passed such examina- 
tion; that his name was placed upon the 
civil service eligible list for that office, 
and that he was certified from said list 
by the Civil Service Commission on the 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



147 



requisition of the Commissioner of Build- 
ings and was by the Commissioner of 
Buildings appointed to the office of As- 
sistant Deputy Commissioner of Build- 
ings in compliance with the provisions of 
the Civil Service Act; that he entered 
upon the performance of the duties of 
said office and continued to perform the 
same until January 22, 1909, when he 
received the following written communi- 
cation from the Commissioner of Build- 
ings: 

"Chicago, January 22, 1909. 
Mr. John C. Christensen, Assistant Dep- 
uty Commissioner of Buildings: 

"Dear Sir— The Comptroller and the 
Finance Committee of the City Coun- 
cil have directed me to give estimate 
for the coming year. On this account 
I am compelled to dispense with your 
services as Assistant Deputy Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, from this day on. 
Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Murdock Campbell, 
Commissioner of Buildings." 

I am informed by Mr. Murdock Camp- 
t>ell, Commissioner of Buildings, that 
previous to the making up of the budget 
for the year 1909, your committee re- 
quested him to make up an estimate of 
expenditures for that year in his depart- 
ment; that such estimate was furnished 
to your committee, which then called 
upon the Commissioner of Buildings to 
revise the same and to cut it down to a 
lower figure; that the Commissioner com- 
plied with your request and reduced the 
estimate by leaving out certain items, 
among which was the amount to be ap- 
propriated for the office of Assistant 
Deputy Commissioner of Buildings, and 
having done so he notified John C. Chris- 
tensen that his services would be no 
longer required, as above shown. 

It further appears that Mr. Christen- 
sen, on the receipt of such notice, ceased 
to perform the duties of the office; that 
he office was not abolished by the City 
Council but was afterwards continued 
and now exists; and that an appropria- 
tion of $2,500.00 for salary of the office 
was made for the year 1909 by the ap- 
propriation ordinance passed March 8 
of that year. 

It further appears that afterwards, 
on May 17, 1909, Mr. Christensen, whose 
name was on the civil service eligible 
list for the position of Construction Su- 
perintendent under the Board of Educa- 
tion, was certified by the Civil Service 



Commission for appointment and was 
appointed to that position, which he 
now holds. 

It further appears that on June 1, 
1909, Stafford T. Thomas was appointed 
by the Building Commissioner as As- 
sistant Deputy Commissioner of Build- 
ings and has continued to act as such 
up to the present time. 

Section 12 of the Civil Service Act 
provides : 

"No officer or employe in the classi- 
fied civil service of any city who shall 
nave been appointed under said rules 
and after examination shall be re- 
moved or discharged except for cause, 
upon written charges and after an op- 
portunity to be heard in his own de- 
fense." 

The Building Commissioner is the head 
of the Building Department and as such 
has the general management and control 
of the same. The action of the Commis- 
sioner in notifying Mr. Christensen that 
his services were no longer required 
made it impracticable for Mr. Christen- 
sen to further attempt to perform the 
duties of that office, but this action on 
the part of the Commissioner did not 
in any way effect the right to the office 
which Mr. Christensen had acquired 
through his appointment under the Civil 
Service Law. It is a well-established 
principle of law that the legal right to a 
legally created office carries with it the 
right to its salary, and that the salary 
is incident to the title of the office and 
not to its occupation and exercise. It 
follows, therefore, that a person who is 
wrongfully prevented from performing 
the duties of his office may recover his 
salary for the time he was so prevented 
where it has not been paid to anyone 
performing the duties of the office. 

Bullis v. City of Chicago, 235 111. 

472-479. 

In this case the salary of the office for 
the time elapsing between the 23d day 
of January and the 15th day of May, 
1909, has been paid to no one. The 
amount of salary appropriated by the 
appropriation bill of 1909 for the office 
of Assistant Deputy Commissioner of 
Buildings for that fiscal year was $2,- 
500.00. Mr. Christensen's right to the 
office continued until he abandoned the 
same by accepting appointment to the 
office of Construction Superintendent un- 
der the Board of Education on May 17. 
In my opinion the claimant is entitled 
to be paid salary as Assistant Deputy 






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May 9, 1910. 



Commissioner of Buildings, at the rate 
of $2,500.00 per annum, to May 17, 1909. 
The claim made is for $793.15, being 
salary at the rate of $208.33 per month 
for three months and twenty-three days, 
covering the time between January 23 
and May 15, and in my opinion it is 
a legal and valid claim against the City 
of Chicago and should therefore be al- 
lowed. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Clyde L. Day, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

Edward J. Brundage. 

Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (January 3, 1910) claim of 
John Gibbons for loss of horses, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to John Gibbons the sum 
of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars, 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature against the City 
growing out of an accident to a team of 
mares December 29th, 1909, at the City 
Dump at Peck court and the Lake Front, 
in which the mares were drowned, and 
charge same to Account 22S11, appro- 
priations 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (October 18, 1900) claim of 



John Madrow for compensation for dam- 
age to horse and wagon, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to John Madrow the sum 
of fifty-nine ($59.00) dollars, same to be 
in full of all claims for damages of what- 
ever kind or nature to horse and wagon 
owned by said John Madrow on Septem- 
ber 28th. 1909 at Archer Avenue bridge, 
and charge same to Account 22S11, ap- 
propriations 1910. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendations of City Attorney 
and sub-committee, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled; 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (January 10, 1910) claim 
of David Maloney for wages, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated to the credit of Account 
504A from the Water Fund the sum of 
twenty and thirty-three one-hundredths 
($20.33) dollars for the purpose of pay- 
ing wages to David Maloney, stationary 
fireman at Rogers Park Pumping Station, 
for time lost in August, 1909, on ac- 
count of illness, and the Comptroller 
shall pay voucher when properly ap- 
proved by the Department of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 



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following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (March 28, 1910) claim of 
Patrick J. McCarthy for wages, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized and directed to issue a voucher in 
the sum of seventy-two and sixty-five 
one-hundredths ($72.65) dollars in favor 
of Mrs. Patrick J. McCarthy, being 
amount of wages withheld on account 
of illness from Patrick J. McCarthy dur- 
ing his life time while employed as side- 
walk inspector in the Board of Local 
Improvements, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay said voucher from appro- 
priations for salaries in the Board of 
Local Improvements. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (Feb. 28, 1910), claim of 
Thomas Mulcahy for wages, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated from the Water Fund the 
sum of eighty-two and twenty-six one- 
hundredths ($82.26) dollars to be placed 
to the credit of Account 507A1 and to be 
expended for the purpofse of paying 
Thomas Mulcahy twenty-five days time 
as foreman of the pipe yards while ab- 
sent from duty on account of illness. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



full force and effect from and after its 
passage . 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (Feb. 27., 1910) claim of 
William J. O'Brien for wages, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to William J. O'Brien the 
sum of forty-one and sixty-six one-hun- 
dredths ($41.66) dollars, being wages 
for labor performed during vacation pe- 
riod of 1909 as meat inspector in the 
Department of Health, and charge same 
to Account 22S11, appropriations 1910. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendations of the Commis- 
sioner of Health and a sub-committee, 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Electrician in re claim of John Oker- 
berg for repairs to sewer, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to John Okerberg the sum 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May '.), 1910. 



of fifteen and seventy-five one-hun- 
dredths ($15.75) dollars, being amount 
expended by said John Okerberg for re- 
pairs to sewer in front of 3846 North 
Sacramento avenue which was damaged 
by employes of the Electrical Depart- 
ment in setting electric light pole on 
August 6th, 1909, and charge same to 
Account 22S11, appropriations 1910. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Elec- 
trician, dated March 16th, 1910, attached 
hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (January 31, 1910) claim 
of James J. O'Neill for wages, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to James J. O'Neill the sum 
of eighty and ten one-hundredths 
($80.10) dollars, being thirty days pay 
while absent from duty on account of 
illness while employed as a lamp trim- 
mer in the Electrical Department, and 
charge same to Account 22S11, appro- 
priations 1910. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendations of a sub-committee, 
attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (February 7, 1910) claim of 



Paschen Brothers for extra work on con- 
tracts, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to voucher extras in the sum of 
two hundred sixty-nine dollars ($269.00) 
to Paschen Brothers on contract executed 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of date September 2, 1908; said amount 
being for forty-nine dollars ($49.00) on 
account of extra excavation at the new 
sub-statiOn at 855-857 South Wood 
street, one hundred ten dollars ($110.00) 
for building eight-inch instead of four- 
inch walls for the cable and toilet rooms 
at said sub-station, and one hundred ten 
dollars ($110.00) for building eight- 
inch instead of four-inch walls at the 
new sub-station at 4762-64 Wentworth 
avenue; the same to be paid out of the 
appropriation for the Department of 
Electricity for the year 1908, carried for- 
ward to the year 1909; said voucher to 
have attached thereto a release from 
said Paschen Brothers of all claims for 
extras of any kind or nature whatsoever 
arising from the work performed under 
said contract. 

Respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of the Pullman Com- 
pany for refund of special deposit, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a warrant to the Pullman 
Company in the sum of one hundred 
seventy-three and sixty-five one-hun- 
dredths ($173.65) dollars, and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works is hereby 
directed to issue to the Pullman Com- 
pany a certificate of deposit for laying 
water pipes No. 1470 in the amount of 
fifteen hundred forty-one and thirty- 
five one-hundredths ($1,541.35) dollars, 



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151 






said sum of $173.65 now being held in 
the Comptroller's office and the said de- 
posit certificate now being held in the 
Department of Public Works because 
of the loss of special deposit receipt No. 
3238, dated August 24th, 1909, and issued 
to the Pullman Company for $1,715.00, 
being the amount deposited for laying 
water main in Pullman avenue, from 
103d to 104th street, provided that the 
said sum shall not be paid nor the said 
deposit certificate issued to the Pullman 
Company until the said Pullman Com- 
pany shall have filed with the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works a bond satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of 
Public Works saving the City harmless 
because of the issuance of said cer- 
tificate or the payment of said sum with- 
out the return of said original deposit re- 
ceipt. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re 
settlement of extras and penalties on 
contract for repairs on Madison Street 
bridge, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works draw and deliver to the 
Roemheld Construction Company the 
final vouchers under the contract for 
repairing the Madison Street bridge, pro- 
vided, however, that before such voucher 
is delivered the said Roemheld Construc- 
tion Company shall deliver to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works a release of 
all claims or demands for work, labor or 
material done or furnished in or about 
the repairing of said bridge. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated April 13th, 1910, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (April 13, 1910) request 
|from Sears, Roebuck & Co. for free 
water for sprinkling park, etc., having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the order as submitted: 

Whereas, Sears, Roebuck & Co. 
maintain a park containing a water 
fountain on their property, between 
Kedzie avenue and Central Park avenue 
and south of Harvard street, in the 
Thirteenth Ward; and 

Whereas, The public are invited to 
and permitted to use said park by said 
Sears, Roebuck & Co., and the said park 
is of great public benefit to the people 
of the Thirteenth Ward residing near 
said park and is used very generally by 
them; therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected and authorized to issue a permit 
to Sears, Roebuck & Co. for the use of 
the city water for sprinkling said park 
and for use in said fountain between 
April 15, 1910, and November 15, 1910 
without cost, in consideration of the 
public's being permitted the free use of 
said park during said period while main- 
tained as a park by Sears, Roebuck & 
Co.; provided, That the said fountain 
shall be operated and the said sprinkling 
shall be done to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and under such restrictions and 
regulations as may be prescribed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and if 
said water is used for any other purpose 
the said permit shall be revoked and the 
said Sears, Roebuck & Co. shall pay to 
the City the full rate for all water used 
under said permit, and no other permit 
shall be issued to said Sears, Roebuck 
& Co. until all charges for said water 
shall have been paid. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 9, 1910. 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (January 10, 1910) claim 
of Siegel Cooper & Co. for refund, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Siegel Cooper & Co. the 
sum of one hundred three ($103.00) 
dollars, being the amount paid by said 
Siegel Cooper & Co. in addition to re- 
moving large entrance extending on 
sidewalk at the southeast corner of State 
and Van Buren streets, for the privilege 
of reconstructing store front over the 
sidewalk line on Van Buren, State and 
Congres streets sides, which privilege 
was never exercised, and charge same to 
Account 22S11, appropriations 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (February 7, 1910) claim 
of W. J. Simpson for refund of deli- 
catessen fee, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to W. J. Simpson the sum 
of five ($5.00) dollars, being the amount 
paid in error by said W. J. Simpson for 
delicatessen store license No. 852, and 
charge same to Account 22S11, appro- 
priations 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred (January 24, 1910) claim 
of A. H. "Wright for repairs to sewer, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to A. H. Wright the sum 
of fifteen and fourteen one-hundredths 
($15.14) dollars, same to be in full of 
all claims for repairing drain stub in 
front of 1135 East 72d street, and charge 
same to Account 22S11, appropriations 
19.10. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendations of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller and Department of Health 
in re bills for supplies for contagious dis- 
ease hospital and public baths, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Department of 
Health in purchasing the necessary sup- 
plies for the Contagious Disease Hospi- 
tal and public bath houses, as itemized 
hereafter, is concurred in by this Coun- 
cil, and the Comptroller is directed to- 
pay the following amounts to the per- 
sons named from Account 37C, General 
Supplies, when bills for same have been 
properly approved and vouchered by the 
Department of Health: 
Quick Service Laundry Com- 
pany, laundry $1,215.87" 






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153 



McNeil and Higgins Company, 

groceries 200.91 

George Duddleston, meat 148.25 

Lackie's Market, meat 666.69 

Arnold Brothers, meat 77.83 

W. F. McLaughlin Company, 

coffee 20.00 

Fred Oppenheimer, supplies .... 5.90 
H. H. Kohlsaat & Co., bread . . . 343.29 
Chicago Dairy Company, milk.. 1,357.16 
[Thomas, O'Herne & Co., gro- 
ceries 463.12 

Thomas Talcott & Co., gro- 
ceries 71.98 



$4,571.00 
This action is taken in accordance with 
the Commisioner of Health's recommen- 
dation, and the report of the City Comp- 
troller, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of James Murphy 
(referred July 6, 1909), John K. Mar- 
shall (referred October 18, 1909), James 
McNamara (referred October 26, 1909), 
iSavario Farri and 1 Stefano Fillippone 
(referred November 15, 1909), Ludwig 
Uff and Julius Brandt (referred No- 
vember 29, 1909), Daniel D. Lordan (re- 
ferred December 6, 1909) and William 
Costella (referred February 14, 1910), 
for compensation for personal injuries, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the following named 
persons the amounts set opposite their 
names, same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from 
or growing out of injuries received by 
the said persons while in the employ of 
the City in the Bureaus of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works named on the 
dates indicated, and charge same to Ac- 
count 22S11, appropriations 1910: 
James Murphy, Water Pipe Exten- 
sion, injured Nov. 23, 1908 $50.00 



John K. Marshall, Law Avenue 
Pumping Station, injured July 
8, 1909 87.00 

James McNamara, Water Pipe Ex- 
tension, injured May 12, 1909... 75.00 

Savario Farri, Water Pipe Exten- 
sion, injured Oct. 15, 1909 20.00 

Stefano Fillippone, Water Pipe 

Extension, injured July 1, 1909. 20.00 

Ludwig Uff, laborer 30th Ward, 

injured June 23, 1909 60.00 

Julius Brandt, laborer, 33d Ward, 

injured Oct. 20, 1909 60.00 

Daniel D. Lordan, Bureau of 

Streets, injured June 12, 1909.. 22.00 

William Costello, laborer, 20th 

Ward, injured Jan. 14, 1910 60.00 

This action is taken in accordance with 

the several recommendations of a sub- 
committee, attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on ^notion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of A. S. Livermore 
(re-referred December 21, 1908), Albert 
Fuchs (referred September 27, 1909), 
Dr. S. A. Mc Williams (referred Decem- 
ber 6, 1909), S. E, Barrett (referred 
December 13, 1909), John Halberg and 
Val Blatz Brewing Co. (referred Janu- 
ary 3, 1910), E. Taminosian (referred 
January 24, 1910), Dr. L. Clussman, J. 
A. Allison, Charles S. Holt and L. Kreit- 
ling (referred January 31, 1910), Crown 
Theater Company, Nathan Neufeldt, Mrs. 
Anna Pendergast and W. J. Simpson (re- 
ferred February 7, 1910), J. R. Beiers- 
dorf & Brother, N. Goetz, C. Metter- 
hausen and Young & Johnson (referred 
February 14, 1910), Jacob Cohn, N. 
Davis and Rounds & Wetten (referred 
February 28, 1910), for rebates of water 
taxes, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names,' 



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May 9, 1910. 



same to be in full of all claims for 
rebates of water taxes paid on the 
premises indicated and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from Ac- 
count 605S, appropriations 1910: 

A. S. Livermore, 128 North Mor- 
gan street $20.00 

Albert Fuchs, 1346 Lawrence ave- 
nue (to be issued on duplicate 
receipts) 11.92 

Albert Fuchs, 1350-2 Lawrence av- 
enue (to be issued on duplicate 
receipts) 11.92 

Albert Fuchs, 2044 Kenmore ave- 
nue (to be issued on duplicate 
receipts ) 14.90 

Dr. S. A. Mc Williams, 9 East 18th 

street 12.16 

S. E. Barrett, 1408-12 Lake Shore 

drive 8.00 

John Halberg, 856 Townsend street 10.50 

Val. Blatz Brewing Co., 617-31 
North Union street 30.00 

E. Taminosian, 4554 Lake avenue. 17.50 

Dr. L. Clussman, 1377-9 Blue 

Island avenue 12.50 

J. A. Allison, 3832 North 43rd ave- 
nue (to be issued on duplicate 
receipts) 1.70 

Charles S. Holt, 1931 Calumet av- 
enue (to be issued on duplicate 
receipt) 7.65 

L. Kreitling, 1213 North Cali- 
fornia avenue 4.00 

L. Kreitling, 1215 North Cali- 
fornia avenue 7.50 

Crown Theater Co., 1605-13 West 

Division street 30.00 

Nathan Neufeldt, 5017-19 Grand 

boulevard 10.00 

Mrs. Anna Pendergast, 1117 Mon- 
roe street (to be issued on du- 
plicate receipt) 5.25 

W. J. Simpson, 308 South 45th 
avenue (to be issued on dupli- 
cate receipt) 2.55 

J. R. Beiersdorf & Brother, 932-4 

West 38th place 29.50 

N. Goetz, 1343 South Jefferson 
street (to be issued on duplicate 
receipt) 1.58 

C. Metterhausen, 1043-7 Wilson 

avenue 45.00 

Young & Johnson, 4107-15 Evans- 
ton avenue 8.01 

Jacob Cohn, 517 West 13th street. 12.00 

N. Davis, 1245 South Union street 15.55 

Rounds & Wetten, 35 Adams street 14.00 

Ibis action is taken in accordance 



with the several recommendations of a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Asesmbled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from His 
Honor the Mayor in re use of Gage 
Farm ior Specia. Park Commission (re- 
ferred February 15, 1909),, communica- 
tion from Board of Education in re re- 
moval of John Worthy School to Gage 
Farm (referred February lo, 1909), or- 
uinance granting vacations to station- 
ary firemen, 1909 (referred March 1, 
1909), order for street names at street 
intersections in Second Ward (referred 
March 15, 1909), communication from 
City Club in re claim of George W. 
Jackson (referred November 22, 1909), 
lease wu- Board of Education for 
Swenie Municipal Playground (referred 
Novemoer 22, 1909), communication in 
re removal of snow in First Ward (re- 
ferred January 24, 1910), American Cut- 
lery Co. for refund of deposit 
(re-referred February 7, 1910), 
Sidney Gordon for personal injury (re- 
referred February 28, 1910), James A. 
Sackley & Co., for payment of interest 
(referred October 4, 1909), Stafford F. 
Thomas for wages (re-referred February 
28, 1910) ; Frank Buchanan for wages 
(referred November 1, 1909) ; Bernard 
J. Larkin for wages (re-referred March 
21, 1910) ; Gilbert Johnson for wages 
(re-referred March 14, 1910), Patrick 
Coughlin for wages (referred Jany 10, 
1910), Edward J. Riley for wages (re- 
ferred January 24, 1910) ; order for arc 
lamp at Hegewisch Pumping Station (re- 
ferred January a, 1910), J. B. Eddy 
for overtime (referred March 14, 1910), 
Charles T. Wilt, special assessment re- 
bate (referred March 14, 1910), Thomas 
.. Sneehy for ..auling dirt (referred 
March 21, 1910), Mrs. Mary Purdon 
for wages (referred March 21, 1910, 
John Olson for repairing water pipe (re- 
ferreu March 28, 1910), report of Com- 
mission on Calumet sewerage (referred 
April 13, 1910), F. O. Johnson, dam- 
age to property by Fire Department 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



155 



(referred April 13, 1910), Pilsen Brew- 
ing Co. (referred October 18, 1909), 
Charles Bowland (referred October 26, 
1909), Wanderers' Cricket and Ath- 
letic Club (referred November 8, 
1909), and Joseph Raus (referred Janu- 
ary 31, 1910), for rebates of water taxes 
(adverse recommendations of a sub-com- 
mittee attache- > , Michael Be Persio ( re- 
ferred June si, 1909), Phillip Petrie 
(referred November 8, 1909), Tony Con- 
stantino (referred November 29, 1909) 
and Bominick Ceolfone (referred Becem- 
ber 20, 1909) for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries (adverse recommendations 
of a sub-committee attached), having 
had same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUBICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary sub- 
mitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Fulton, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (May 2, 1910, page 
34), an ordinance providing that one 
hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet of 
fire wood shall constitute a cord, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the said ordinance: 

an ordinance 

Relating to the sale of wood. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whenever any fire wood 
shall be contracted for or sold or de- 
livered or offered for sale or delivery 
within the City of Chicago, one hundred 
twenty-eight (128) cubic feet shall con- 
stitute a cord. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration selling, offering for sale, de- 



livering, or attempting to deliver any 
less number of cubic feet of fire wood 
to the cord than one hundred twenty- 
eight ( 128 ) cubic feet, shall be fined 
not less than Twenty-five nor more than 
One Hundred Dollars for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage, approval and due publica- 
tion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. W. Fulton, 

Acting Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (April 13, 1910, 
page 3822), an order directing the prep- 
aration of an ordinance prohibiting the 
sale of dice to minors, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the said order 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. W. Fulton, 

Acting Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Fulton moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (March 14, 1910, 
page 3424), an amendment to an ordi- 
nance passed Becember 20, 1909, regu- 
lating the transportation, sale, storage 
and use of gunpowder, dynamite and 
other high explosives (to permit the 
transportation of percussion caps and 
detonators in the same vehicle with high 
explosives, when the said caps or de- 
tonators are contained in original pack- 
ages of wood in quantities of not ex- 
ceeding 1000 caps or detonators), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 



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leave to report and recommend that the 
same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. W. Fulton, 

Acting Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Ala. Fulton moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (October 18, 1909, 
page 1397), an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 2128 of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Cnicago of 1905, concerning proces- 
sions and open air meetings (to require a 
permit for tbe making of a public ad- 
dress on any street, public way or pub- 
lic ground in the city or upon any 
ground adjoining the same), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said or- 
dinance be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. W. Fulton, 

Acting Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Fulton moved to concur in the 
report. 

Tbe motion prevailed. 



GAS, OIL AXD ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light submitted tbe following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pringle, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 5, 1910. 

To the Mayor and, Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (May 
2, 1910, page <»] ). an ordinance concern- 
ing the delivery of explosives to pur- 
chasers, having bad the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 



mend the passage of the accompanying 
substitute ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Concerning the delivery of explosives. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for 
any person to deliver, or cause to be 
delivered to any purchaser or to any 
person acting for and on behalf of such 
purchaser, any explosive or other dan- 
gerous article under any false or decep- 
tive marking, description or other dec- 
laration, or, unless the package or 
receptacle containing such explosive or 
other dangerous article be marked as 
required by the ordinances of the city, 
without informing such person of the 
true character thereof at or before the 
time such delivery is made. 

Section 2. Any person violating the 
provisions of Section 1 of this oi-dinance 
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred 
dollars for, each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and due publication. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 5, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec-. 
trie Light, to whom was referred (May 
2, 1910, page 01), an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections 2179 and 2181 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, concerning projecting signs, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
said ordinance be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) WM. J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Pringle moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows : 

Chicago, May 5, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (May 
2, 1910, page 61), an ordinance provid- 
ing for the appropriation of $8,000 for 
the purpose of equipping gas testing sta- 
tions, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the said ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 
; Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Pringle moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Street and Alleys, 
North Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Krumholz, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 6, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 13, 1910, page 3818), an 
ordinance granting to McBride Brothers 
and Knobbe permission and authority 
to erect, maintain and operate a scale 
in roadway in front of building situated 
at No. 4313 East Ravenswood Park, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the said ordinance: 

an ordinance 

Granting to McBride Bros. & Knobbe 
authority to erect, maintain and oper- 
ate a scale in front of the building 
located at No. 4313 East Ravenswood 
Park. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be, and the same are, hereby 
granted to McBride Bros. & Knobbe to 
erect, maintain and operate a scale in 
the public street in front of the lot 
known as No. 4313 East Ravenswood 
Park, the location and construction of 
such scale to be under the direction and 
supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the passage of this ordinance, or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor; this ordinance shall, at any 
time during the said period of ten (10) 
years, be subject to amendment, modi- 
fication and repeal. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted the scale here- 
in authorized shall be removed by said 
grantee, unless this ordinance shall be 
renewed, and if said scale is so removed 
the street where the same shall have 
been located shall be restored to its 
proper condition to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works so 
that the said portion of said street shall 
be safe for public travel and in the 
same condition as the remaining portion 
of said street in the same block, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein and 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Said grantee shall do no permanent 
injury to said street, or in any manner 
interfere with any pipe, cable, wire or 
conduit therein, and shall not open or 
encumber more of said street than shall 
be necessary to enable it to proceed with 
advantage in constructing said scale. 
Should said scale interfere with or ob- 
struct in any manner the construction 
of any municipal underground work 
hereafter to be constructed, the grantee 
herein shall remove said scale or change 
the location thereof as directed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works at its 
own expense ana without any expense 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. The grantee, its succes- 
sors and assigns, shall pay as compen- 
sation for the privileges herein granted 
the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars 
per annum during the life of this ordi- 
nance; the first payment shall be made 
at the time of the filing of the accept- 
ance of this ordinance, and succeeding 
payments annually thereafter, and all 
payments shall be made at the office of 
the City Collector of the City of Chi- 
cago. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



It is hereby made an express provi- 
sion of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance shall become null and void if 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, 
shall "fail to promptly pay any install- 
ment of the said compensation. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same 
shall have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall issue until the grantee shall ex- 
ecute to tue City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the said City of Chicago from 
any and all liability, cost, damage or 
expense of any kind whatsoever, which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or 
by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given, and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties there- 
under shall be i^ept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
said bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privilege and authority herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, shall at all times 
keep the surface of the street around 
said scale and contiguous thereto in a 
condition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and safe for 
public travel. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided the said 
grantee shall file with the City Clerk of 
the said City of Chicago its written ac- 
ceptance and the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for within thirty (30) days from 
the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) AUG. Kimmholz, 

Chairman. 



-TIIKKTS AND ALLEYS, 
DIVISION. 
The Committee on Street-. B 



SOUTH 



May 9, 1910. 

South Division, submitted a report as 
follows : 

Chicago, May 4, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(March 14, 1910, page 3431), an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of an 
alley in the S. %, N. W. %, S. W. i/ 4 , 
S. W. Vi, Section 6-38-14, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said 
ordinance be referred to the Committee 
on Local Industries. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 






Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Reading moved to concur in 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



the 



the 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 4, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(April 13, 1910, page 3845), an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of alley 
lying in the olock bounded by 70th 
street, 77th street, Coles avenue and 
Railroad avenue (Poorbaugh's Subdivi- 
sion in Division 1 of WestfalFs Sub- 
division, Section 30-38-15), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said 
ordinance be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ciias. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Reading moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ST1IKKTS 



AND ALLEYS, 
DIVISION. 



WEST 



The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
Alleys, West Division, submitted the following 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



159 



report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Egan, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, to whom 
was* referred (January 3, 1910, 
page 2494), an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of alleys lying in the block 
bounded by West Waveland avenue, 
Milton place, North 45th avenue and the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, (L. E. 
Crandall's Grayland Sub., Section 
22-40-13), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the said ordinance do pass: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

. Section 1. That all that part of the 
northerly and southerly sixteen (16) 
foot public alley west of and adjoining 
the westerly line of Lots one ( 1 ) to 
ten (10), both inclusive; also that part 
of the east and west sixteen (16) foot 
public alley north of and adjoining the 
north line of Lots twelve (12) and thir- 
teen ( 13 ) ( excepting the west sixteen 
(16) feet of said Lot thirteen (13); 
also that part of the east and west six- 
teen (16) foot public alley south of and 
adjoining the south line of Lots twenty- 
nine (29) to thirty- two (32), both in- 
clusive; also that part of the north and 
south sixteen ( 16 ) foot public alley 
west of and adjoining the west line of 
Lot twenty-eigiic (28), all in Block 1 
of L. E. Crandall's Grayland Subdivi- 
sion, being a re-subdivision of Blocks 
fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), and a 
subdivision of Block seventeen (17) in 
"Grayland," being a subdivision of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of Sec- 
tion twenty- two ( 22 ) , Township forty 
(40) North, Range thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, except 
ten (10) acres in the northeast corner, 
said alleys being further described as all 
the north and south public alleys and 
the east twenty-five (25) feet, more or 
less, and the west one hundred ( 100 ) 
feet of the east and west public alley in 
the block oounded on the north by West 
Waveland avenue, on the south by Mil- 
ton place, on the east by North Forty- 
fifth avenue, and on the west by the 
right-of-way of me Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words "To 



be vacated" upon the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express 
condition that North West Material 
Company, a corporation, shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance dedicate and open up for pub- 
lic use as alleys' the following described 
strips of ground, to-wit: The west six- 
teen (16) feet of Lot thirteen (13) and 
the east sixteen (16) feet of Lot twenty- 
five (25) in Block one (1) of L. E. 
Crandall's Grayland Subdivision, being 
a re-subdivision of Blocks fifteen (15) 
and sixteen (16) and a subdivision of 
Block seventeen (17) in "Grayland," 
being a subdivision of the northwest 
quarter ( N. W. % ) , Section twenty- two 
(22), Township forty (40) North, 
Range thirteen. (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, except ten (10) 
acres in the northeast corner, as colored 
in yellow and indicated by the words 
"To be dedicated" upon the plat hereto 
attached, and hereby made a part hereof. 

Provided, further, that the said North 
West Material Company shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of three hundred twenty- 
two and fifty-two one-hundredths 
($322.52) dollars, towards a fund for 
the payment and satisfaction of any and 
all claims for damages that may be 
caused by the alley vacations herein pro- 
vided for; and, further, that the said 
North West Material Company shall, 
within said time, deposit with the City 
of Chicago a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of construct- 
ing sidewalks and curbs across the en- 
trances of the alleys herein vacated, 
similar to the condition of the sidewalks 
and curbs on the streets surrounding the 
block in which said alleys are located, 
together with a sum sufficient in the 
judgment of said Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to pave and curb returns into 
the alleys herein dedicated, and similar 
to the sidewalk paving and curbing in 
the streets surrounding the block in 
which said alleys are proposed to be 
dedicated. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that North 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 9, 1910. 



West Material Company shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance, together with a plat properly 
executed and acknowledged showing the 
dedication and vacation herein provided 
for. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Egan, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(May 2, 1910, page 40), recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving with 
creosoted wooden blocks West Madison 
street, from North and South 40th 
avenue to North and South 48th avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
approval of the said estimate and the 
passage of the said ordinance [Published 
April 13, 1910, pages 19 to 25, inclusive, 
of the Journal. j 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 13, 1910, page 18), a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving with 
granite blocks Milwaukee avenue, from 
a straight line connecting the northwest 
curl) corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
North 481 li avenue, with the northwest 
curl) cornel- of Milwaukee avenue and 
Irving Park boulevard (formerly West 
Irving Park boulevard) to Lawrence 
avenue (formerlv West Lawrence ave- 



nue), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- | 
ommend that the said ordinance be re- I 
committed to the Board of Local Im- j 
provements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for- the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(February 14, 1910, page 3177), an 
ordinance providing for the removal of 
buildings and other obstructions upon 
land to be condemned for the opening of 
an alley between West Adams street 
and Jackson boulevard and between 
South Canal street and South Clinton 
street, in -the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, and au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to put said land in such condi- 
tion that it can be used for public 
travel, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said ordinance be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 
The select Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an ordinance submitted * 
therewith amending an ordinance passed 
March 14, 1910, requiring the Illinois 
Northern Railway, etc., to elevate cer- 1 
tain of their railway and railroad tracks 
(to extend the time for the acceptance of 
the said ordinance). 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



161 



Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the re- 
port and to pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
She'ahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
dimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance requiring the Illinois 
Northern Railway, the Atchison, To- 
peka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 
or its lessee, the Illinois Northern 
Railway, and the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, re- 
spectively, to change the plane of 
certain of their railway and railroad 
tracks within the City of Chicago," 
passed March 14, A. D. 1910, and pub- 
lished on pages 3341 to 3352, both in- 
clusive, of the official record of the 
Council Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1909-1910. 

Be it ordained oi/ the City Council of 
the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance requiring the Illi- 
nois Northern Railway, the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 
or its lessee, the Illinois Northern Rail- 
way, and the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company, are hereby 
ordered and required to change the 
plane of certain of their roadbeds and 
tracks within certain limits of the City 
of Chicago," passed March 14, A. D. 
1910, and published on pages 3341 to 
3352, both inclusive, of the official rec- 
ord of, the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Cnicago for the year 1909-1910, 
be and the same is hereby amended so 
that Section 18 shall hereafter read as 
follows : 



"Section 18. That this ordinance 
shall take effect from and after its pas- 
sage, approval and publication; pro- 
vided, however, that it shall be null and 
void except as to such of the said rail- 
way, or railway and railroad companies, 
which are in this ordinance required to 
elevate their railway tracks, who shall 
through their duly authorized officers 
file with the City Clerk of the City of 
Chicago, within ninety (90) days after 
the passage and approval of mis ordi- 
nance, uieir agreement or agreements, 
duly executed, whereby they shall under- 
take to do and perform all the matters 
and things required of them, respective- 
ly, by this orainance. After the filing 
of such agreement or agreements, by the 
said railway, and railway and railroad 
companies, or any of them, this ordi- 
nance shan not be materially modified 
or amended as to the said railway or 
companies which shall have filed their 
said agreement, or agreements, unless 
such railway or company, or companies, 
shall be in default in the performance 
of the several matters and things re- 
quired by this ordinance and undertaken 
to be done by such agreement. 

The failure or default of said railway, 
-or either of said companies, to file such 
agreement, or agreements, within the 
time herein limited shall not void or 
impair any of the rights hereunder of 
the railway, and railway and railroad 
companies which shall have filed their 
agreement or agreements, as hereinabove 
provided, so long as they shall perform 
the matters and things expressly re- 
quired of them by this ordinance. 
_.otning in this ordinance contained 
shall be a waiver or surrender of the 
police power of the city or be taken in 
any way to deprive the city of the right 
to properly exercise such power." 

'Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, ap- 
proval and publication. 



COMMISSION ON CITY EXPENDI- 
TURES. 

The Commission on City Expendi- 
tures submitted a preliminary report 
concerning the purchase of material and 
supplies. 

Aid. Merriam moved that the said 
report be deferred and published and 
that the ordinances submitted therewith 
be referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The motion prevailed. 






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Mav 9, 1910. 



The Laid report reads as follows: 

May 9, 1910. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council of the City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen — By an ordinance of 
June 21, 1909, the Chicago Commission 
on City Expenditures was created to 
inquire into the expenditures of the City 
of Chicago. In compliance with this 
ordinance, your Commission has made an 
examination of the miscellaneous pur- 
chases in the Business Agent's office, 
together with a special investigation of 
the purchases of castings in that Depart- 
ment. We beg leave to submit a pre- 
liminary report on the miscellaneous 
purchases, which is transmitted here- 
with . 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. E. Merriam, 

Chairman. 

As a part of the investigation into 
the expenditures of city funds for the 
purchase of material and supplies, the 
Commission has undertaken an examina- 
tion of the Department of Supplies;. 
The Commission's conclusions are based 
upon the reports of its special investi- 
gators, which included a study of the 
organization and methods of the office 
and a comparison with those of large 
industrial concerns, and upon testimony 
taken in an extended series of public 
hearings. 

The Department of Supplies is in 
charge of the business agent, who is ap- 
pointed by the Mayor and subject to the 
general direction of the Comptroller. 
This Department is a central purchasing 
agency, which in 1908 bought supplies 
for the various city departments to the 
amount of $1,354,408.30. Thp ordi- 
nance creating tne Department provides 
that the Business Agent "shall make all 
purchases of supplies and materials for 
the use of the city, and shall let all 
contracts for labor to be performed for 
the city, in cases wherein the cost of 
such supplies, materials or labor shall 
be less than the sum of $500." Requisi- 
tion for such supplies or service is made 
upon the Business Agent by the de- 
partment concerned, except in the ease 
of the Commissioner of Health, who is 
allowed to purchase certain supplies on 
his own account where the amount is 
leee thai] $200. The Business Agent is 
fun tier required "to make all purchases 
upon the most advantageous terms." and 
to secure competitive proposals from at 
least two responsible persons, where the 



amount involved is less than $200, and 
three proposals where the amount is 
between $200 and $500. The Business 
Agent is also empowered to sell scrap 
iron and other second-hand material or 
junk, where the value of such materials 
is less than $500. It has recently been 
held by the Corporation Counsel's of- 
fice, however, that such sales could be 
made only by act of the City Council 
itself. The prices obtained by the Busi- 
ness Agent's office are checked by the 
comptroller's office as far as this is pos- 
sible for the one man in the latter's of- 
fice whose duty it is to cover the entire 
field of city purchases. 

The Commission has not attempted to 
check up in detail all of the numerous 
transactions of this extensive Depart- 
ment, but has covered a sufficient 
number to afford a proper basis for a 
fair conclusion. A detailed inquiry was 
made into purchases of oil, coal, feed 
and castings, and into the sales of junk 
by the office, and a less detailed ex- 
amination was made of a variety of 
miscellaneous purchases. 

The inqury showed, in the first place, 
that the city ordinance (Section 2240) 
limiting the amount of a single purchase 
to $500 was habitually violated by this 
Department in letter or in spirit. This 
was notably true in the case of the 
purchase of castings, Avhere purchases of 
considerable quantities were split by the 
department ordering the goods into re- 
quisitions of even date, hour and minute 
and were then made through the office 
of tne Business Agent. Examples of 
direct violation of the letter of the ordi- 
nance are as follows: 

Upon requisition No. 7632, there were 
three orders, each amounting to more 
than $300, and on the same date an- 
other requisition was issued (No. 7634), 
upon which two orders of more than 
$350 each were issued. 

Other illustrations are the purchase 
of coal, as for example that for the 
cribs, on May 11, 1909, from the City 
Fuel Company, and in numerous other 
instances that might be cited. The fact 
that requisitions have been split was 
admitted before the Commission, but no 
adequate explanation was given for this 
clear viola! ion of a. mandatory ordi- 
nance of the City Council. It is clear 
that the effect of this practice is to 
destroy the protection afforded by the 
$500 limit of purchase without contract, 
and to give the Department practically 
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a condition which the ordinance aimed 
to prevent. Evasion of this provision 
is narticularly censurable when it re- 
sults in a higher price rather than in a 
lower. 

The Commission has investigated cer- 
tain purchases made by the Department 
of Supplies with a view to ascertaining 
how prices obtained correspond with the 
current market prices, and also whether 
the commodities purchased were deliv- 
ered as specified. Among the conditions 
developed in the course of the inquiry 
were the following: 

In January, 1 Q 08, the Business Agent 
advertised for and obtained the follow- 
ing bids for lubricating oil for the year 
1908: 



Cylinder Engine 

Oil. Oil. 
Cents. Cents. 
Penn Oil & Supply Com- 
pany 58 29 

Dearborn Drug & Chemi- 
cal Works 44 30 

Star Oil Company 28 17 

H. Lewis Company 27 19 

Sullivan Oil Company.. 26 18 
Western Engineers' Sup- 
ply Company 26 17 

Crew Levick Company.. 24 14% 

Champion Oil Company. 23% 133/ 4 
Melrose Oil Company... 21 15 

But instead of giving the order to the 
lowest bidder, the bids were disregarded 
and the business was divided among a 
number of companies, as follows: 



Bid. 



^Cylinder- 



Star Oil & Supply Co 28c 

H. Lewis & Co 27c 

Sullivan Oil Co 26c 

Penn Oil Co 58c 

Western Engineering Supply Co. 26c 

Crew Levick Co 24c 

Champion Oil Co 23y 2 c 

Viscosity Oil Co 

Golden Pule Oil Co 

Great Western Oil Co 

McCloud Chemical Co 

It will be noted that no oil was pur- 
chased from the Melrose Oil Company 
and the Champion Oil Company, who 
were the lowest bidders, respectively, on 
cylinder and engine oil, and that the 
prices paid in each case were higher 
than the low bid, although the city later 
accepted, through the Chicago Fire Ap- 
pliance Company, the oil supplied by 
the Sullivan Oil Company, of which the 
Melrose Oil Company was a subsidiary 
concern. On October 1st, the business 
was given exclusively to the Chicago 
Fire Appliance Company, a concern not 
found among the original bidders. The 
price at which oil was obtained from 
this company was 15 cents per gallon 
for engine oil and 23 cents per gallon 
for cylinder oil, as compared with 13% 
cents and 21 cents, respectively, offered 
in the January proposals. It was also 
found that the oil delivered by this 
company was in most instances below 
the specification with which, according 
to an informal understanding between 
the Business Agent and the vendor, it 
was expected to comply. Of 74 tests 
made by the City's Metallurgical Chem- 
ist in the regular course of business, 73 



Price Paid. 

23c and 24c 

23c and 24c 

23c 

22c and 23c 

23c and 24c 

23c and 24c 

23c and 24c 

23c 

23c and 24c 

23c 

23c 



Bid. 


Price Paid. 


17c 


14y 2 c and 15c 


19c 


15c 


18c 


15c 


29c 


14 %c and 15c 


17c 


15c 


14y 2 c 


14%c and 15c 


i3y 2 c 


15c 




15c 




15c 




15c 




15c 



samples were found to be seriously de- 
fective in important particulars, and so 
reported to the Department. Notwith- 
standing these reports, no oil was re- 
jected and no remedial action taken. 
Deliveries of oil below grade continued 
as if no reports of tests had been made. 

Prices were obtained by the Commis- 
sion's investigators of oil of the grade 
delivered, as shown by city tests. From 
quotations obtained, the Commission is 
satisfied that the grade of oil actually 
delivered could have been bought at a 
lower price. This calculation does not 
take into consideration any loss from 
increase in amount of oil purchased be- 
cause of the low grade used, or of loss 
from wear on machinery because of the 
use of inferior oil. 

The purchases of coal made through 
the Department of Supplies are also 
found to have been a subject of serious 
abuse. Coal was bought upon very 
loose and indefinite specifications; re- 
quisitions for its purchase were split, 
so as to evade the $500 limit; and in 
no ease was this coal subjected to tests 
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an evaporation test, or a sizing test. In 
some important instances deliveries of 
an inferior coal were discovered by our 
investigators. A notable case of this 
was encountered at the H. N. May Elec- 
tric Light plant. In this instance, 100 
tons of Youghiogheny nut and screen- 
ings (high-grade Pennsylvania screen- 
ings) were ordered from the Chicago 
Fire Appliance Company and paid for 
at $3.50 per ton. A chemical analysis 
of a sample of this coal, made for the 
Commission, disclosed the fact that the 
material delivered was apparently a low 
grade of Illinois or Indiana screenings. 
An examination of the railroad way 
bills showed that the coal actually came 
from Coalmont, Indiana, and was worth 
in the Chicago market about $1.25 per 
ton. 

Coal for the Thirty-ninth Street 
Pumping Station was purchased by the 
Business Agent from M. H. Rogers & 
Company exclusively, beginning in Octo- 
ber. 1908., and continuing to the fuel 
shortage of January, 1910. This coal 
was bought in large quantities, on ordi- 
nary requisitions, prior to July 27 last, 
each order being so made that the 
amount involved was below the $500 
limit. Thereafter, it was bought under 
a very informal "contract," consisting 
of a letter of May 14, 1909, by the Busi- 
ness Agent, accepting a proposal made 
by M. H. Rogers & Company on loose 
specifications issued by the Business 
Agent. This coal was described and 
paid for as '"3-inch Carterville screen- 
ings." The specifications made no pro- 
vision for guaranty as to heat value, 
nor for tests of the coal delivered.' 

Screening tests of 200-pound samples 
of coal at this station on December 17 
last showed it to be ordinary 1%-inch 
or 1 %-inch screenings. Railroad bills 
showing origin of shipments were not 
regularly received at the Thirty-ninth 
Street Station. Investigators for the 
Commission examined railroad records 
of 100 cars which had been received 
there between July 24 and December 2, 
inclusive. These records showed that 
54 of these ears did not come from the 
district of Carterville, Illinois. The 
Cai terville-Chicago freight rate on coal 
is 98 cents per ton. Twenty of these 
cars came from DuQuoin. Marissa and 
Freeburg, Illinois, under a 90-cent rate: 
and 28 from Centralia and Springfield, 
Illinois, under a 75 cent rale. The fair 
average market price for I % -inch or 
iy,-inch screenings from these points 
was from $1.22 to $1.30 per ton. These 



cars of coal were paid for as "3-inch 
Carterville screenings/' at $1.68 per ton. 
The 40 cars of coal actually from the 
Carterville district probably were 1%- 
inch or lVt-inch screenings. The fair 
average price of such Carterville screen- 
ings was $1.50. Moreover, although the 
Business Agent's "contract" with M. H. 
Rogers & Company was nominally effec- 
tive May 15, another 46 cars of coal, 
delivered between May 10 and July 27, 
were paid for at $1.80, the previous 
price. It is lair to say, however, that 
the Business Agent's office has no facili- 
ties for inspecting coal. 

The Commission's investigators calcu- 
late the city's loss on the above 146 cars 
through these substitutions and irregu- 
larities, in the period from May 10 to 
December 2 last, inclusive, at $2159.70, 
or about one-fifth of the outlay involved. 

The sale of junk by this Department, 
as conducted for many years, shows a 
lack of system which might easily lead 
to irregularities, and actually has led to 
loss. Bids are invited for each of a 
considerable number of classes of junk, 
without estimates as to quantities to be 
sold. This practice prevents bidding 
upon any one article, and thereby auto- 
matically excludes dealers who handle 
only such metals as brass or copper, or 
who handle iron alone. The awarding 
of the contract depends, therefore, large- 
ly upon the estimates of quantities to 
be sold, made out after the bids are 
handed in. The clerk in charge of the 
sale of junk has been conducting the 
business in the same manner for many 
years. As an illustration of how this 
may operate, the following case is 
cited : 

For the period of September and Octo- 
ber, 1908, one bidder offered $28.50 per 
ton for wrought-iron pipe, which would 
bring about $12.50 at the mills; but, 
as a matter of fact, only 500 pounds of 
this materia] were actually sold; but 
the same bidder put in a bid on cast 
iron of $12.25, which was $1.25 below 
the highest bids. An analysis of the 
bids on a contract running from Jan- 
uary to June. 1009. showed that the 
aggregate amount on individual items 
would have been at least $1,3(K) above 
the aggregate amount offered by any 
one individual ; or, in other words, that 
the city received $1300 less than it 
might have received under a different 
system. In fact, the whole plan for the 
sale of this material takes on the ap- 
pearance of a guessing contest rather 



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than that of a fair and open competi- 
tion, and the system of records and 
checking upon material sold requires a 
thorough overhauling and reorganiza- 
tion. 

The Law Department has given an 
opinion that the entire practice of sell- 
ing in this manner is illegal, and a new 
plan is being installed by the City 1 
Council. 

That the Department has not been 
sufficiently aggressive in attempting to 
secure the most favorable prices for the 
city is conclusively shown by its rela- 
tions with the Chicago Fire Appliance 
Company. This company, which is a 
brokerage firm, with political connec- 
tions, has since 1900 been tranacting a 
varying amount of business with the 
city. Since 1907 the volume of the busi- 
ness transacted with the city has been 
largely increased and includes coal, oil, 
brooms, packing, hose, tubing, valves, 
tires, etc. These materials were bought 
from the manufacturers by the Chicago 
Fire Appliance Company and delivered 
by the manufacturers to the city. 
Even in cases where the same price was 
quoted to the city by the dealer and the 
Chicago Fire Appliance Company, the 
proposal of the latter company was ac- 
cepted and the order given to it. An 
illustration of this is the purchase of 
street brooms, which were bought from 
Heisler Brothers, manufacturers, on 
December 8, 1907, at $117.80 a gross. 
On Decemuer 11, 1907^ an order was 
given to the Chicago Fire Appliance 
Company for three gross at the same 
figure, notwithstanding the fact that an 
identical price was made by the manu- 
facturers. Another case of the same 
sort Avas .ne purchase of packing from 
the v^uicago Fire Appliance Company 
instead of from the manufacturer, who 
bid at the same figures. In cases of 
this sort, the Chicago Fire Appliance 
Company simpiv forwards its city order 
to the manufacturer for delivery to the 
city, and on receipt of the manufactur- 
er's bill sends in a higher bill to the 
city. An example of this was a bill of 
$337.89 for packing sold to the city for 
$438.13. Another of $98.80 was billed 
at $153; another of $163 was billed at 
$211.90. The range of profit on such 
transactions runs from 10 to 50 per 
cent., and on the whole reaches a con- 
siderable sum. We are of the opinion 
that part of the profits accruing to the 
company from these transactions might 
have been saved to the city if greater 



efforts had been made to deal directly 
with the manufacturers. 

Responsibility for the conditions in 
this Department rests upon William A. 
Coleman, purchasing agent, although 
many of them existed prior to his ap- 
pointment and were continued by him. 
The investigation of this office has 
shown that its management is loose and 
unsystematic, and that these conditions 
have resulted in substantial loss to the 
citv. Especially in view of the pro- 
posed enlargement of the powers and re- 
sponsibility of the office, it is important 
that this Department be thoroughly re- 
organized and its affairs be placed upon 
a more business-like basis. 

The Commission recommends that the 
Department of Supplies be authorized 
and required by ordinance to make all 
purchases of materials and supplies, ex- 
cept coal, where the amount exceeds 
$500, by means of a contract regularly 
advertised and awarded. This provi- 
sion should not cover construction or 
repair work where the amount involved 
is more than $500, but it should include 
pieces of that class of work where the 
cost is less than $500. Ordinances 
covering this point are submitted here- 
with. 

The Commission recommends that 
wherever possible department supplies 
be reduced to a uniform standard, as 
has already been done in the case of 
stationery. The formulation of uni- 
form specifications for a considerable 
class of such articles would lead to sub- 
stantial economy as the result of pur- 
chases on a large scale, and should tend 
to prevent favoritism in the placing of 
orders. The Commission suggests that 
proper steps be taken for putting the 
reorganization into effect. 

The Commission suggests that the De- 
partment issue a more complete report 
of its transactions, stating the import- 
ant facts in regard to the total quanti- 
ties of the different classes of commodi- 
ties purchased, prices paid, and firms 
from whom purchased. At present the 
work of the Department is not set forth 
in sufficient detail to enable the tax- 
payer to follow it intelligently. 

The Commission is convinced that a 
much stricter system of inspection of 
goods delivered to the city must be in- 
augurated if the public interest is to be 
properly protected. Inferior deliveries 
are not only an immediate fraud upon 
the city, but indirectly lead to still 
greater loss by tending to drive away 



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the honest and scrupulous dealer. The 
discussion of such a system the Commis- 
sion reserves, however, until its final re- 
port, and also defers its detailed sug- 
gestions in regard to accounts and rec- 
ords in this office. 

Finally the Commission calls atten- 
tion to the urgent necessity of excluding 
political influence as far as ; possible 
from the operation of this Department. 
The work of buying economically in the 
modern market necessarily involves 
placing large discretionary powers in the 
hands of the buyer, in order to obtain 
the most satisfactory results. Abuse of 
this discretion tends to restrict compe- 
tition for city business and to increase 
the cost of the commodities purchased. 
Unless political' influence is minimized, 
no system that can be devised and in- 
stalled will materially improve existing 
conditions. 

The following drafts of ordinances 
were submitted with the foregoing re- 
port: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2240 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 
relating to the purchase of supplies, 
etc., as last amended by an ordinance 
passed December 13, 1909, and pub- 
lished at page 2096 of the Council 
Proceedings. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago. 
Section 1. That section 2240 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 as amended be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

"2240. Purchase of Supplies, Etc.) 
The Business Agent shall make all 
purchases of supplies and materials 
except coal, and shall contract for all 
printing for all departments of the 
city, and shall let all contracts for 
work or labor in cases wherein the 
cost of such work or labor shall be 
less than the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) Dollars; provided, however, 
that contracts for all supplies, ma- 
terials and printing, the cost of which 
shall exceed the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) Dollars, shall be let to the 
lowest responsible bidder after adver- 
tising in the same manner as is pro- 
vided for the letting of contracts by 
the Department of Public Works, and 
bonds required for the performance 
thereof; but said Business Agent shall 
be authorized to purchase all horses 



required for the use of any depart- 
ment without advertising. 

"No contract shall be let by said 
Business Agent for a period extending 
beyond the end of the current fiscal 
year; but in all cases where it shall 
be deemed necessary for the adminis- 
tration of any department, the right 
may be reserved to the City of Chi- 
cago in any contract to extend the 
operation of the same for a further 
period of not to exceed ninety (90) 
days, such right to be exercised by 
an order of the City Council. 

"Requisitions shall be made for all 
purchases to De made and all con- 
tracts to be let by said Business 
Agent, as herein provided, and said 
requisitions shall be approved in 
writing by the heads of the depart- 
ments for which the same are re- 
quired. Such requisitions shall con- 
stitute his authority for all purchases 
and contracts to be made under the 
provisions of this section, and shall be 
filed in his olnce. Provided, that the 
Commissioner of Health shall make 
all purchases of and let all contracts 
for medicinal, preventive and cura- 
tive supplies and materials, and such 
other sunnlies and materials as re- 
quire a technical knowledge of medi- 
cine, pharmacv or chemistrv in their 
manufacture or preparation for use, 
for the Department of Hean,n, and 
also whenever there is an emergency 
for the printing, publication and dis- 
semination of information relative to 
the treatment or prevention of con- 
tagious or epidemic diseases in cases 
wherein the cost of such supplies, 
printing or materials shall be less 
than the sum of Two Hundred and 
Fifty ($250.00) Dollars, without re- 
gard to the conditions of this 
chapter." 

Section 2. The following ordinances 
are hereby repealed: An ordinance 
amending Chapter III of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 by 
adding thereto Section 12A, passed De- 
cember 13. 1909, and published at page 
2102 of the Council Proceecungs; an or- 
dinance amending Section 803 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, passed December 13, 1909, and 
published at page 2102 of the Council 
Proceedings; an ordinance amending 
Section 830 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, passed Decem- 
ber 13, 1909, and published at page 2103 
of the Council Proceedings; an ordi- 



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nance amending Chapter XLIX., Article 
L, of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 19Uo by adding thereto Sec- 
tion 1734 A, passed December 13, 1909, 
and published at page 2105 of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings; an ordinance amending 
Article I. of Chapter XLV. of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 
by adding thereto Section 1558A, passed 
December ^0, 1909, and published at 
page 2377 of the Council Proceedings. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1842 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1842 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be, and the same is, hereby 
amended so as co read as follows: 

1842. Duties.) It shall be the 
duty of said commissioner of Public 
Works, subject to the provisions 
liereof and the ordinances of the City, 
to take special charge and superin- 
tendence of all streets, alleys and 
highways in the city, and of all walks 
and cross-walks, bridges, viaducts, 
docks, wharves, public places, public 
landings and public grounds in said 
city ; of all markets and market-places 
and all other public buildings in the 
eity belonging to the city, and of the 
•erection of all public buildings; of 
all works for the widening, deepening 
or dredging of the Chicago River and 
of its branches, and of the harbor of 
•said city; of all sewers and works 
pertaining thereto; and of the water 
works of said city, and the collection 
of all water rates and fees for the 
use of water or for permits issued 
in connection with the water 
works system, and of all sewer- 
age permits and licenses; and he 
shall award and execute all con- 
tracts for any work or public im- 
provement, the cost of which shall 
exceed the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) dollars, and all contracts 
for coal for the use of any depart- 
ment of the city. Provided, however, 
■that nothing herein contained shall 
be construed as relating to the con- 
struction of local improvements paid 
for in whole or in part by special 
assessments. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



an ordinance 
Amending Section 1845 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1845 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be, and the same is, hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

1845. Contracts — Additional Com- 
pensation.) No payment shall be 
made on any contract entered into by 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
for any work, labor or materials not 
specified therein except as hereinafter 
provided. Whenever it shall be the 
opinion of the said Commissioner that 
in order properly to complete such 
contract, extra work, labor or mater- 
ials not provided for therein will 
have to be furnished, or alterations 
will have to be made in the plans or 
specifications requiring additional ex- 
penditures not provided for in such 
contract, said Commissioner shall 
submit a report in writing to the City 
Council, setting forth fully what 
extra work, labor or materials, or 
alterations in the plans or specifica- 
tions are desired, the necessity there- 
for, and the estimated additional 
expenditure required by such extras 
or alterations. 

No extra work, labor or materials, 
or alterations in the plans or speci- 
fications shall be ordered or author- 
ized by the Commissioner of Public 
Works or by any officer or agent of 
the city which will involve the ex- 
penditure of any money over and 
above the amount fixed as the con- 
tract price in and by such contract, 
unless the express authority of the 
City Council be first procured for 
such extras or alterations and for 
the expenditure of the amount to be 
paid therefor. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1847 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended by ordinance passed Decem- 



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bpr 13. 1909. and published at page 
2105 of the Council Proceedings. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1847 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, be. and the same is, 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

1847. Contracts— How Made.) All 
contracts, when the expense thereof 
shall exceed the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) Dollars, shall be let to the 
lowest responsible bidder after adver- 
tising the same for at least ten (10) 
consecutive business days, except as 
may be otherwise provided by law and 
shall be approved by the Mayor; but 
any such contract may be entered into 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
without advertising for bids and with- 
out such approval by a vote of two- 
thirds of all the aldermen elected. 
No contract shall be made relating 
to any of the matters within the cog- 
nizance of the Department of Public 
Works unless " the same shall have 
been authorized by the City Council. 
Ao contract for coal or for any other 
supplies, for which said Commissioner 
may be authorized to contract, shall 
be let for a period extending beyond 
the- end of the current fiscal year; 
but in cases where the said Commis- 
sioner shall deem it necessary for the 
administration of any department, the 
right may be reserved to the City of 
Chicago in any such contract to ex- 
tend the operation of the same for a 
further period of not to exceed 
ninety (90) days, such right to be 
exercised by the City Council. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1848 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended by an ordinance passed 
December 13, 1909, and published at 
page 2100 of the Council Proceedings. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1848 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1005, as amended, bo, and the same is, 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

1848. Contracts— Bids for.) In all 
cases, the bids for any contract shall 



be sealed bids directed to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and shall 
be accompanied by a deposit, the 
amount of which shall be fixed by 
said Commissioner, and named in the 
advertisement, and which shall not 
exceed five per cent, of the estimated 
amount of the contract , or be less 
than the sum of One Hundred 
($100.00) Dollars. Such deposit shall 
be in money or a certified check upon 
some responsible bank doing business 
in the City of Chicago payable to 
the order of said Commissioner and 
shall be retained by the City as liqui- 
dated damages in the event that the 
bidder shall neglect or refuse to enter 
into a contract and give bond as here- 
inafter required, * * * in case the 
contract shall be awarded to - him. 
Such bids shall be opened at the hour 
and place mentioned in the advertise- 
ment; and should such bid or bids be 
rejected or should it become necessary 
for any reason to re-advertise for 
proposals, such subsequent advertise- 
ment may be, at the discretion of said 
Commissioner, for three (3) instead 
of ten (10) consecutive business days 
as required in the first instance. Said 
Commissioner may, in the advertise- 
ment, reserve the right to reject any 
and all bids. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 

in full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1849 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended by an ordinance passed 
February 28, 1910, and published at 
page o203 of the Council Proceedings. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1849 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended be, and the same is, 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

1849. Contracts— How Let.) All 
contracts, exceeding in amount the 
sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dol- 
lars * * * relating to any of the 
matters under the cognizance of the 
Department of Public Works, shall be 
let by the Commissioner of Public 
Works to the lowest reliable and re- 
sponsible bidder or bidders, whose bid 
does not exceed the estimate; and 
bonds, to be approved by the Commis- 
sioner, shall be taken for the faithful 



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performance thereof; all such con- 
tracts shall be executed in triplicate 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
on the part of the city, and by the 
contractor; one original copy so ex- 
ecuted shall be kept and filed in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works; one shall be filed in the office 
of the Comptroller, and the third 
shall be given to the contractor. All 
contracts and bonds so taken shall be 
in the name of, and run to, the City 
of Chicago; and every contract for a 
sum greater than five hundred dollars 
shall have the approval in writing of 
the Mayor endorsed thereon, and shall 
be countersigned by the City Comp- 
troller. No such contract shall be 
binding upon the City of Chicago, nor 
shall any work so contracted for be 
commenced or any materials or sup- 
plies delivered until the contract has 
been thus approved and counter- 
signed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1851 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1851 of the- 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be, and the same is, hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

1852. Contracts Payable Out of 
Water Fund. All contracts entered 
into by any officer of the city, payable 
out of the water fund, shall so 
specify. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
the Royal Tailors to construct, maintain 
and use a bridge or covered passageway 
extending across the north-and-south 
alley between Fifth avenue and Sher- 



man street, to connect buildings situated 
respectively at No. 419 Fifth avenue 
and No. 160 Sherman street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Kenna presented the claim of the 
Victoria Hotel Company for a rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. C.oughlin presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Fred 
Schcrenfeld to erect and maintain a 
wooden sign, 5% feet long and 2 feet 
wide in front of the premises situate 
and known as 23 East 16th street; 
said wooden sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Empire 
Athletic Club to suspend three cloth 
banners from the canopy over the 
sidewalk in front of premises at 1ST 
Madison street, for a period of thirty 
days; said banners shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of 
the owner of premises situated at No. 
2026-8 Wabash avenue for a refund of 
over-payment of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of South Water street, from 
Michigan avenue to 125 feet east of 
Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 



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ley, Lucas.. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Beading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley first west of South 
Wabash avenue (formerly Wabash ave- 
nue), from East 21st street (formerly 
21st street) to East 22d street (for- 
merly 22d street). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Coughlin, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Eighth 
Regiment, I. N. G., to string a banner 
across State street, from 3000 State 
street to 3001 State street for two 
weeks; said banner shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privi- 
lege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing witb brick the alley from West 29th 
street (formerly 29th street) to Wesl 



30th street (formerly 30th street), be- 
tween South Dearborn street (formerly 
Dearborn street) and Armour avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. 'Foreman presented an ordinance 
providing for the creation of a Depart- 
ment of Public Utilities, to include a 
Bureau of Local Transportation, a Bu- 
reau of Electric Light and Power, a Bu- 
reau of Gas, a Bureau of Telephones and 
a Bureau of Industrial Railroads (re- 
pealing Sections 1932 to 1939 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905) , which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Foreman presented an order for 
the issuance of a permit to Charles A. 
Comiskey for the construction of a fire- 
proof grand stand on the premises situ- 
ated at Shields avenue and 35th street 
(plans attached), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Dailey and Richert presented an 
ordinance providing that the sidewalk 
line on both sides of Quarry street, be- 
tween Archer avenue and 27th street, 
be established at the curb line. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 



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dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley,- Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
both sides of Quarry street, between 
Archer avenue and 27th street be and the 
same is hereby established at the curb 
line. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Martin presented the claim of 
Michael Shallow for a refund of cost of 
laying sidewalk intersection at the north- 
east corner of 38th street and Emerald 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of a cement sidewalk on the 
south side of West 33d street, from 
South Robey street to 128.5 feet west of 
South Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, ^Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen 



Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Wall street, from West 
32d place to 1,036.14 feet south of West 
32d place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Martin, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Langley avenue, from East 43d 
street to East 45th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nans — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt East 41st street, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Drexel boulevard. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zinnner, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea. Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Xays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

TIME FIXED FOR NEXT REGULAR MEETING. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance 
providing that the next regular meeting 
of the City Council after the meeting 
held Monday, May 9, 1910, shall be held 
Monday Mav 23, 1910, at 7:30 o'clock 
P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, C.oughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley. Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers. Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, .Britten, Krum- 
liolz. Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg; Capp. Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney. Kearns, Bergen, 
Bisher, Rea. Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe. Clark. Forsl>crg — 60. 
\ a us — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

SECTION 1. Tim t the next regular meet- 
ing of the City Council to he held after 

the meeting of May 9th, 1010, be and the 

same i-> hereby fixed to he held on Mon- 
(h«v. May 23, 1910 at 7 :80 o'clock P. M. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the north- 
and-south alley lying in the block 
bounded by East 70th street, East 71st 
street, Oglesby avenue and Palmer ave- 
nue (Block 11, in South Shore Division 
No. 5, a subdivision of east half, south- 
east quarter, Section 24-38-14), and the 
dedication of two strips of land for 
street and alley purposes in said Block 
11, South Shore Division No. 5, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The following is the said ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north-and- 
south twenty (20) foot public alley 
in Block eleven (11) in South Shore 
Division No. five, being a subdivision of 
the east half (E. %) of the southeast 
quarter (S. E. 14) of Section twenty- 
four (24), Township thirty-eight (38) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said alley be- 
ing further described as all of the north- 
and-south public alley in the block 
bounded on the north by East 70th 
street, on the south by East 71st street, 
on the east by Oglesby avenue and on 
the west by Palmer avenue, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words "To 
be Vacated" on the plat hereto attached 
and marked "Exhibit A," which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (00) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the Chicago 
Title and Trust Company, as trustee, 
shall dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use for street and alley pur- 
poses the following described property, 
to-wit: The south twenty-four (24) 
feet of Block eleven (11), the north six- 
teen (10) feet of the south one hundred 
forty (140) feet of Block eleven (11) 
and the north sixty (00) feet of the 
south three hundred twenty-eight (328) 
feel of Block eleven (11), in South 
Shore Division No. five heforementioned; 
also a strip of land sixteen (10) feet in 
width equi -distant between the north 
line of said Block eleven (11) and the 



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north line of proposed East 70th place, 
in Block eleven (11) of South Shore 
Division No. five beforementioned, as 
colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be Dedicated" on the plat 
hereto attached and marked "Exhibit 
B;" which plat for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
and further shall within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance deposit with the City of Chicago 
a sum sufficient in the judgment of the 
Commissioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost of constructing sidewalks and 
curbs across the entrances to the alley 
herein vacated and pave and curb the 
returns into the streets and alleys here- 
in dedicated similar to the sidewalks, 
paving and curbing in the adjoining 
streets in the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance the Chicago Title and Trust 
Company, as trustee, shall file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook Qounty, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance, together with a plat 
properly executed and acknowledged 
showing the dedications and vacation 
herein provided for. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance di- 
recting the Corporation Counsel to waive 
the payment of interest on a judgment 
awarded the City in the sum of $84,- 
126.90 against the County of Cook, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That Charles Davidson, 
Investigator, and others having in 
their possession books, documents 
and all other records of the Public 
Lands Committee be and they are 
hereby directed to surrender same to 
the Commissioner of Public Works. . 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by this Council on April 13th, 
1910, and shown at page 3832 of the 
Council Proceedings of that date, left- 
hand column, be and the same is here- 
by amended as follows: By striking 
out in the sixth line thereof the word 
"lettering" and inserting in lieu there- 
of the word "lettered." 

Aid. Snow presented an order pro- 



viding for the loan to citizens (upon 
the payment of a charge of $2.00), of 
unused gas street lamp posts when it is 
desired by such citizens to erect such 
posts upon public streets for lighting 
without charge to the City. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said 
order. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Fgan, Fick 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss ; Sitts, Pow 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lapps, Rein 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Whereas, The City of Chicago is fre- 
quently substituting electric light for 
gas light in street lighting, thereby do- 
ing away with the necessity for main- 
taining gas lamp posts; and 

Whereas, It has been the custom of 
the City heretofore to sell such second- 
hand and unused 1 lamp posts to citi- 
zens desirous of erecting them for the 
purpose of new street lighting; and 

W t hereas, Under the statutes such 
discarded personal property can only 
be sold by Council order after adver- 
tising for sixty days; and 

'Whereas, The use of these posts is 
highly desirable in so far as it increases 
the amount of street lighting in Chi- 
cago; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to lend 
such unused lamp posts to citizens 
desiring to erect them for public 
lighting upon public streets without 
charge, other than a charge of $2.00 
for taking down and storing said 
posts, the posts in question to remain 
the property of the City of Chicago, 
and a bond to .be exacted conditioned 
for their return to the City of Chi- 
cago whenever at any time hereafter 
their use for public lighting in public 
streets shall be discontinued. 



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Aid. Snow presented an order direct- 
ing the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion to take up with the Chicago City- 
Railway Company the question of laying 
a double-track street railway in 56th 
street, from Jefferson avenue to Stony 
Island avenue, and in Stony Island ave- 
nue, from 56th street to 67th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for the transfer of funds appro- 
priated for the Committee on Public 
Lands, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented an order direct- 
ing the Committee on Finance to pre- 
pare ordinances and forms of contract 
in connection with the cleaning of the 
portions of the streets occupied by the 
street railway companies in the down 
town districts, and for the removal of 
snow therefrom, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the claims of 
John Kalchbrenner, Mrs. G. Sweet, and 
B. C. Peterson for rebates of water taxes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 
Aid. Emerson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Reider 
Moe to install a one-inch water service 
pipe in 77th street, from Oglesby ave- 
nue to a point 180 feet west, without 
a meter. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
with brick East 95th street (formerly 
95th street), from Ewing avenue to 
987.5 feet west of Avenue M. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nay* as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, l*ringlc, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan. Fick, 
Scully. Varricek, Cullerton, Danisch. 



Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sifts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson. Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Xays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Dr. S. 
Abrahamson to erect and maintain a 
board sign, 3 by 4 feet, over the side- 
walk in front of premises at 1226 
South Halsted street; said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of Mr. 
Stone for a rebate of water taxes, and 
the claim of Barnett Nathan for a re- 
fund of fee paid for license for the manu- 
facture or bottling of waters, carbonated 
waters, syrups or flavoring extracts, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick presented an order for pav- 
ing with asphalt Liberty street, from 
Canal street to Halsted street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for two 
electric arc lights on Maxwell street, be- 
tween Morgan street and Blue Island 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of 
Sergeant Horace H. Elliott for salary 
withheld for time lost, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mi tted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving with 
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from West 21st street to West 22d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Scully, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: . 

• Yeas — Kenna, C.oughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
'Nays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordi- 
nance (petition attached), providing 
for the vacation of West 15th place, be- 
tween South Ashland avenue and South 
Paulina street, (Stinson's Subdivision of 
Block 32 of Division of Section 19-39- 
14 ) , which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of West 
Fifteenth place south of and adjoining 
the south line of Lots thirty (30) to 
forty-nine (49), both inclusive, and 
north of and adjoining the north line of 
Lots fifty (50) to sixty-nine (69), both 
inclusive, in Stinson's Subdivision of 
Block thirty-two (32), (except right-of- 
way of the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway)- of Division of 
Section nineteen (19), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; said part of said street being 
further described as all that part of 
West Fifteenth place lying between the 
west line of South Ashland avenue and 
the east line of South Paulina street, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be Vacated" upon the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 



ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Gtoss Printing Press 
Company, a corporation, shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of dol- 
lars ( $ ) toward a fund for the 

payment and satisfaction of any and 
all claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said street; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance de- 
posit with the City of Chicago a sum 
sufficient in the judgment of the Com- 
misioner of Public Works to defray all 
cost of constructing sidewalk and curb 
across the entrances to the street herein 
vacated, similar to the curb and side- 
walk in South Ashland avenue and South 
Paulina street in the adjoining block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that said 
Goss Printing Press Company shall with- 
in sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance file for record in the office 
of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the follow- 
ing order, which was ordered published 
and deferred until the next regular meet- 
ing of the Council: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to expend in each ward of the 
City of Chicago for the maintenance 
of the streets in said wards whatever 
proportion of the Wheel Tax Fund 
each of the respective wards contri- 
butes to that fund during the year 
1910, after deducting the necessary 
amount for collection. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cermak presented an ordinance 
regulating the issuance of special per- 
mits for the sale of liquors ("Bar Per- 
mits") at public gatherings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Li- 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Buckley presented the claim of 



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Samuel Colin for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss and Utpatel presented 
an order directing the Committee on 
Street Nomenclature to take up the 
matter of changing the names of Wal- 
ton place, Whiting street, Cornelia 
street and Henry street to Walton ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Street 
Nomenclature. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Crystal street, from 
North Rockwell street to North Cali- 
fornia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Utpatel, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as' follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

The Board ef Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Black- 
hawk street, from Elston avenue to 361 
feet east of Elston avenue, and annulling 
the assessment made under the provi- 
sions of said ordinance, Docket 484, Su- 
perior Court of Cook County. 

By. unanimous consent, the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, ]>ailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 



Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Dr. E. E. 
Wightman to erect and maintain a 
board sign over the sidewalk in front 
of premises at 800 West Madison 
street; said sign shall be erected and 
maintained /in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Healy presented the claims of E. 
W. Carlson, Samuel Frendenberg, ' Pat- 
rick Haley, E. Heller, Mrs. M. Hobler, 
Lehr & Ingraham, V. F. Olson and J. J. 
Townsend for refunds of 90 per cent of 
special assessments for water supply 
pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Canal street, from 
West Madison street to West Monroe 
street. 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 60. 

Nays — None. 



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NINETEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys between West 
Congress street, West Harrison street, 
Aberdeen street and South Qentre ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Powers, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
ho'iz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mlahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick West Congress street, from 
397 feet west of South Desplaines street 
to South Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bowler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, , Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mlahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 



Superior street, West Huron street, La 
Salle avenue and Wells street . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Taylor, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, -Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with creosoted wooden blocks the 
alleys in the block bounded by West 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of Gault court, from West 
Division street to West Elm street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson. Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, * Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of cement sidewalks on the west and 
westerly sides of Hinsche street, from 
Blackhawk street to the first alley south 
of Blackhawk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 



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Scully. Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cerruak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, 'Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
'Nays — None 

ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Hinsche street, from Clybourn ave- 
nue to Siebens place, produced north- 
westerly. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Dor.ahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Locust street, from Townsend street 
to Milton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert. 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
lin m. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
bol/.. Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp. Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
fisher, Rea, Reading, Block. Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Vaya None. 



ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of a cement sidewalk on the north 
side of West Oak street, from North 
Franklin street to 100 feet east of North 
Franklin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, inomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. ' 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of a cement sidewalk on the south 
side of Sullivan street, from Sedgwick 
street to Cleveland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, CermaK, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Banler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Rj'an, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of a cement sidewalk on Town 
court, from West North avenue to 258.2 
feet south of West North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey. Richert, 
Sheahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riain. Snow. Knierson, Egan, Fick, 



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Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 



An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Weed street, from Clybourn avenue 
to 222 feet northeasterly of Clybourn 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, .Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey^ Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher. Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented an order directing 
the Board of Supervising Engineers to 
order the Chicago Railways Company to 
install all-night street car service on the 
street car line on Sedgwick street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Britten presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the east- 
and-west alley lying in the block bounded 
by Wisconsin street, Menominee street, 
Hammond street and Sedgwick street 
(Ward's Subdivision of Block 44, Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of north half, 
southeast quarter, and east half of south- 
west quarter of Section 33-40-14), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Allevs. North Division. 



The following is the said ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east-and- 
west fifteen (15) foot public alley north 
of and adjoining the north line of Lots 
twenty- six (26) to thirty (30), both 
inclusive, and south of and adjoining 
the south line of Lot thirty-one (31), in 
Ward's Subdivision of Block forty-four 
(44) in Canal Trustees' Subdivision of 
the north half (N. %) and north half 
(N. y 2 ) of the southeast quarter (S. E. 
y± ) , and east half of the southwest 
quarter (S. W. Y± ) of Section thirty- 
three (33), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said alley being 
further described as all of the first east- 
and-west public alley north of Menomi- 
nee street in the block bounded on the 
north by Wisconsin street, on the south 
by Menominee street, on the east by 
Hammond street and on the west by 
Sedgwick street, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be Vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that 

shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance pay to the City of 

Chicago the sum of 

dollars ( $ ) toward a fund for the 

payment and satisfaction of any and 
all claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said alley; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance deposit, if 
necessary, a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to construct sidewalk and curb 
across the entrance to the alley herein 
vacated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curb in Hammond street, between Wis- 
consin street and Menominee street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 

Section 2 hereof, provided said 

shall within sixty (60) days 

of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumholz presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of parts of 



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Wood street, Oakdale avenue and 
George street and alleys in Wehrheim's 
Subdivision, north half, south half, 
northeast quarter, Section 30-40-14, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance : 
AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of certain alleys and 
streets running through and adjoin- 
ing Blocks one (1), two (2), three 
(3) and four (4) of the subdivision of 
Blocks one (1) and two i2) of Wehr- 
heim's Subdivision of that part east 
of railroad of the west three-fourths 
of the north half of the south half of 
the northeast quarter of Section thirty v 
(30), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principlal Meridian, in Cook 
County, Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sixteen (16) 
foot alley running east and west through 
Block one ( 1 ) , and which Block one ( 1 ) 
is bounded on the north by Wellington 
street, on the east by Paulina street, on 
the south by Oakdale avenue and on the 
west by Wood street; that the sixteen 
(16) foot alley running east and west 
through Block two (2), and which 
Block two (2) is bounded on the north 
by Oakdale avenue, on the east by Pau- 
lina street, on the south by George 
street and on the west by Wood street; 
that the eight (8) foot alley lying south 
of and adjoining Block three (3) and 
south of and adjoining Lot twenty-five 
(25) in Block four (4), and which said 
Block three (3) is bounded on the north 
by George street, on the east by Pau- 
lina street, on the south by said eight 
(8) foot alley and on the west by Wood 
street, and which Block four (4) is 
bounded on the north by Wellington 
street, on tlie east by Wood street, on 
the south by said eight (8) foot alley and 
on the west by a ten ( 10) foot alley; that 
the ten (10) foot alley lying west of and 
(adjoining Block four (4) and which 
Block four (4) is bounded on the north 
by Wellington street, on the east by 
Wood street, on the south by an eight 
(8) foot alley and on the west by said 
ten (10) foot alley; that so much of said 
ten (10) foot alley and said eight (8) 
foot alley as lfeci Bouthwesl of and ad- 
joining Lot twenty-five (25) in Block 
four (4) aforesaid j thai that part 



of Wood street meted and bounded as 
follows, to-wit: Commencing at the 
northwest corner of Block one ( 1 ) ; 
thence running south on the east side of 
said Wood street along the west side 
of Blocks one (1), two (2) and three 
(3) to the south side of the eight 
(8) foot alley a distance of fifty (50) 
feet; thence due north along the west 
side of Wood street, being the east side 
of Block four (4), to the northeast cor- 
ner of said Block four (.4) ; thence east 
fifty (50) feet, more or less, to the 
place of beginning; that that part of 
Oakdale avenue bounded on the north 
by Block one (1), on the east by the 
west line of Paulina street, on the south 
by the north line of Block two (2). and 
on the west by the east line of Wood 
street; that that part of George street 
bounded on the north by Block two (2), 
on the east by the west line of Paulina 
street, on the south by the north line of 
Block three (3) and on the west by the 
east line of Wood street; all of the above 
described premises being in the subdi- 
vision of Blocks one (1) and two (2) 
of Wehrheim's Subdivision of that part 
east of the railroad of the west three- 
fourths of the north half of the south 
half of the northeast quarter of Section 
thirty (30), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a plat whereof was recorded in the 
Recorder's office of Cook County, Illinois, 
January 27th 1899, in Book 77 of Plats, 
page 11, and marked upon the plat 
hereto attached and made a part hereof 
"To be Vacated" and colored red, be and 
the same are hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as the same are no longer re- 
quired by the general public as streets 
and alleys, and the public interest will 
be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
the filing of a copy hereof in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, provided that such filing shall 
be done within thirty (30) days after 
the passage of this ordinance, otherwise 
this ordinance to be void. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the claim of 
K. A. Haarz for a rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented an ordinance 



May 



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181 



prohibiting the admission to theaters or 
other places of amusement (except at 
times when the general public is ad- 
mitted) of any person under sixteen 
[years of age, unless accompanied by 
some adult relative, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Thomson presented the claim of 
Middleton A. Haskin for compensation 
for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance changing to two 
year plan assessment for paving with 
creosoted wooden blocks the public alleys 
between Fullerton Avenue boulevard, Ar- 
lington place, North Clark street and 
Hamilton court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Ri chert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, ' Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Addison street, from North 
Halsted street to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 



Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Wisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
-. ays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Osgood street, from Lin- 
coln avenue to Diversey Parkway (for- 
merly Diversey Avenue boulevard). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Racine avenue, from a 
straight line connecting the northeast 
corner of Racine avenue and Diversey 
Parkway (formerly Diversey Avenue 
boulevard) with the northwest corner 
of Racine avenue and Lincoln avenue to 
the south line of Belmont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 






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May 9, 1910. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance requiring the con- 
struction of a cement sidewalk on the 
east side of Xorth Ashland avenue, from 
Lawrence avenue to 5G.19 feet south of 
Lawrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert, 
Sheahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zirnmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Eein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott. Mahoney, Kearns. Bergen, 
Fisher, Eea. Eeading, Block, Eyan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Xays — Xone. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Capp presented an ordinance pro- 
viding that the name of Vernon avenue, 
from Milwaukee avenue to Berteau ave- 
nue be changed to North 44th court. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Capp moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey. Eichert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer. Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley. Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts. Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor. Foell, 
Bauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson. Lipps, Kein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg. Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney. Kearns. Bergen, 
Fisher, Boa. Eeading, Block. Eyan, 
Donahoe, Clark. Forsberg — 00. 

Way 8 — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

Wiikiikas. By ordinance passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, 
January 14th, 1895, the name of the 



street known as "Werner" avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Center street (now 
Berteau avenue) was changed to Xorth 
44th court; and 

Whereas, The street, the name of 
which was attempted to be changed by 
said ordinance was Vernon avenue; 
therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of the 
street formerly known as Vernon avenue 
( being the street first west of Xorth 44th 
avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Ber- 
teau avenue be and the same is hereby 
changed to Xorth 44th court. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Wilson and Capp presented an or- 
der directing the Committee on Local 
Transportation to prepare an ordinance 
authorizing the Chicago Eailways Com- 
pany to extend the lines of its street 
railway system on Xorth 40th avenue, 
from Xorth avenue to Elston avenue, 
which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of street as follows, to-wit: On 
both sides of Cullom avenue, from Xorth 
Spaulding avenue to Kimball avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Eichert. 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer. Cermak. Fulton. Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts. Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor. Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten. Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Thomson. Lipps, Eein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney. Kearns. Bergen, 
Fisher. Eea, Eeading. Block. Eyan. 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg— 60. 

Nay 8 — Xone. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



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nance for a cement sidewalk on the east 
side of North 43d avenue, from Wright- 
wood avenue to Greenwood terrace. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, ^.euiuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of Grace street, from Bernard 
street to North Central Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Grand avenue, from North 52d avenue 
to North 54th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 



Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
^mmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, jLiiomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt North Hamlin avenue, from 
Dickens avenue to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughim, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
oaeahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, L-icuenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisner, Rea, Reading, Block, Rj^an, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with slag and granite top mjacadam 
North Troy street, from Elston avenue 
to Waveland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — Mone. 









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May 9, 1910. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam 
North Whipple street, from Elston ave- 
nue to Waveland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough lin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum 
liolz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented an order for a 
sewer in Willetts court, from Sacra- 
mento avenue northwesterly therefrom 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Twigg presented the claim of 
Otto Hess for a refund of fee paid for 
"bar" permit, and the claim of Emma 
E. Richter for compensation for personal 
injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Mueller presented an order for 
paving with granite block 51st street, 
from South Wood street to South Leavitt 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Bergen presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Charles 
Wondish to place and maintain a 



water trough at 1624 West 63d street, 
and connect the same with the water 
supply pipe in West 6od street, in ac- 
cordance witn the rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works; said trough shall be equipped 
with an automatic shut-off to prevent 
waste of water, and the said Charles 
Wendish shall pay to the City as com- 
pensation for the water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with creosoted wooden blocks West 
57th street, from South Halsted street to 
South- Centre avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Kearns, 
deferred. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to require the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railway Company to restore the 
tracks of the Chicago and Southern 
Traction Company at West 81st street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Fisher presented the claim of 
Frank M. Fairfield for a rebate of water 
tax, which w r as 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher and Rea presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority 
to Helen L. Carter and Frank C. Weber 
to lay a cement sidewalk, remove curb 
and widen the roadway adjoining the 
premises at No. 607-623 West 63d street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Rea presented the claim of Pat- 
rick O'Malley for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented an order for ce- 
ment sidewalks on all streets in the ter- 
ritory bounded by 74th street, 77th 
street, State street and Vincennes road, 









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185 



and an order for paving with asphalt 
West 68th street, from Halsted street 
to Lowe avenue (including the intersec- 
tion of Union avenue), which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ryan presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of the north- 
and- south alley lying in the hlock 
bounded by West Jackson street, West 
Van Buren street, South 45th court and 
the right of way of the C. & W. I. B. R. 
R. Company (Counselman's Subdivision 
of N. y 2 of S. E. y 4 of N*. W. % of 
Section 15-39-13), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south fourteen (14) foot pub- 
lic alley lying east of and adjoining the 
east line of lots one ( 1 ) to twenty-four 
(24), inclusive of Counselman's subi- 
division of N. % of S. E. % of N. W. 
!/4 of Section 15-39-13 (except the west 
33 feet thereof) and being further de- 
scribed as all of the north and south 
public alley between the south line of 
West Jackson street and the north line 
of West Van Buren street, in the block 
bounded by the C. & W. I. B. R. R. 
Company's right-of-way, West Jackson 
street, South Forty-fifth court and West 
Van Buren street, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is made a part 
of this ordinance be, and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alley is no longer required for pub- 
lic use and the public interests will be 
subserved by its vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Wisconsin Lime & 
Cement Co., a corporation, shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance deposit with the City of Chi- 
cago a sum sufficient in the judgment 
of the Commissioner of Public Works 
to defray all cost and expense of con- 
structing sidewalk and curb across the 
entrances to the alley herein vacated 
similar to the sidewalk and curb in 
West Van Buren street and West Jack- 



son street between the C. & W. I. B. R. R. 
Company's right-of-way and South 
Forty-fifth court, and further shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of Dol- 
lars towards the fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from the 
vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided, that the Wis- 
consin Lime & Cement Co., shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
South 42d court, from West 14th street 
to West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ryan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Qoughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a tile piper sewer in South 
43d avenue, from West 14th street to 
West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Donahoe, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 



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May 0. 1010. 



ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott. .Mahoney. Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe. Clark. Forsberg — 60. 
Xays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a tile pipe sewer in South 43d 
court, from West 14th street to West 
16th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ryan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow. Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg. Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott. Mahoney. Kearns. Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and pav- 
ing with asphalt North 41st court, from 
Hirscb street to .West North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clark, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer. Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley. Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, liowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, ( ;i[)p. Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dfrnioit. M;i honey. Kearns, Bergen, 
Fi-her, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt North 42d avenue, from 
West Division street to West North 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle. Dailey. Richert,. 
Sheahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow. Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek. Cullerton, Danisch. 
Zimmer. Cermak, Fulton. Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss. Sitts. Pow- 
ers. Bowler, Murray, Taylor. Foell. 
Bauler. Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson. Lipps, Rein- 
berg. Capp. Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Me- 
Dermott. Mahoney. Kearns. Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan r 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an appro- 
priation for payment of bills of the 
Fuel Engineering Company for coal 
tests at all pumping stations to be 
made during 1910, deferred and pub- 
lished May 2, 1910, page 48. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend the ordi- 
nance submitted with the said report, 
as printed, by striking out from the 
second and third lines thereof the words 
and figures "Miscellaneous Receipts for 
the year 1910/' and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words "The Water Fund"; 
and by adding at the end of Section 1 
thereof the following language: "and 
the Comptroller is directed to set up 
this appropriation as Account 504 SI." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said 
ordinance as amended. 

Aid. Merriam moved to postpone 
further consideration of the said report 
until the next regular meeting of the- 
Council. 

The motion to postpone prevailed. 



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m 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning appropria- 
tion heretofore made for the removal 
of the Weed street bridge (to designate 
account against which said appropria- 
tion is to be charged), deferred and 
published May 2, 1910, page 48. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pi-ingle, Dailey, Eichert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley. Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Pea, Reaumg, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance here- 
tofore passed by this Council on January 
10th, 1910, and shown at page 2557 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, be 
and the same is hereby amended as fol- 
lows : By adding at the end of Section 2 
the following words and figures, "and the 
Comptroller is ordered to set up said ap- 
propriation in an account known as 420 
X5". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be an 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning appropria- 
tion heretofore made for the removal 
of the Blackhawk street bridge (to 
designate account against which said 
appropriation is to be charged), de- 
ferred and published May 2, 1910, 
page 48. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 



port and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak., Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, juiomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance here- 
tofore passed by this Council on Janu- 
ary 10th, 1910, and shown at page 2557 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
making an appropriation for removing 
Blackhawk street bridge, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: By add- 
ing at the end of Section 2 the following 
words and figures, '"and the City Comp- 
troller shall set up said appropriation as 
Account 402 and that amounts expended 
under this appropriation shall be charged 
as expended to the proper standard ac- 
counts". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an addi- 
tional appropriation for the operation 
of the Lawrence avenue pumping sta- 
tion, deferred and published May 2, 
1910, page 48. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheanan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 



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May 9, 1910. 



riam, Snow. Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Sctuiy. Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak. Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers. Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg. Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz. Haderlein. Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Manoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading. Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Tays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated' from the Water Fund 
for the Bureau of Engineering for the 
operation of Lawrence Avenue intercept- 
ing sewer pumping station: 

525A, salaries $2,200.00 

525L, fuel 1,687.50 

525C., general supplies 167.00 

525S, all other operation 445.50 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pur- 
chase of additional horses by the Fire 
Marshal, deferred and published May 2, 
1910, page 49. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam. Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Ma honey, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donfehoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

\ < i/s — None. 



The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter 
into a contract with the various owners 
thereof for the purchase of not to ex- 
ceed twenty horses for the Fire Depart- 
ment at a price not to exceed three 
hundred ($300.00) dollars per horse. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the sale 
of incapacitated horses belonging to the 
Police Department, deferred and pub- 
lished May 2, 1910, page 49. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith, authorizing the City Comp- 
troller to advertise such horses for sale. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to advertise for sale fifteen old 
incapacitated horses, the property of the 
City, formerly used in the Police De- 
partment and now no longer appropriate 
or fit for use in said department, now lo- 
cated at the Police Repair Shop, 2322 



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South Ashland avenue; said advertise- 
ment to be made as required by law and 
all bids for such property or any part 
thereof to be submitted, sealed, at the 
first regular meeting of the City Coun- 
cil held after sixty days after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, when the same 
shall be opened and considered. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning contract 
with Cameron, Amberg & Company for 
stationery for the various departments 
of the city government for the year 
1910, deferred and published May 2, 
1910, page 49. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Business Agent be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter into 
a contract with Daniel H. Cameron, John 
H. Amberg and Theodore J. Amberg, do- 
ing business under the firm name of Cam- 
eron, Amberg & Co., for printing and de- 
livering all letter heads, envelopes and 
other stationery required by the various 
departments during the current year, in 
accordance with specifications on file in 
the office of the Business Agent, for the 
prices mentioned in the proposal of said 
Cameron, Amberg & Co., dated March 
18th, 1910, a copy of which is attached 



hereto ; provided that said Cameron, Am- 
berg & Co. shall furnish a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the sum of $1,000.00 
for the faithful performance of said con- 
tract, with sureties satisfactory to the 
City Comptroller and conditioned as re- 
quired by ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning sundry 
transfers of funds in appropriations for 
the Special Park Commission, City Real 
Estate and Buildings, Bureau of Streets, 
Bureau of Engineering, Board of Local 
Improvements and Fire Department, de- 
ferred and published May 2, 1910, 
page 50. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer 
ri&m, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law 
ley, Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Me 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said . order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized arid di- 
rected to make the following transfers 
in appropriations for 1910: 

special park commission. 
From 62A1, play- 
ground laborers . . $ 300.00 
To 60H, printing and 

stationery $ 300.00 

CITY REAL ESTATE AND BUILDINGS. 

From 5 IE, repairs 
and replacements 
by contract or 
open order $ 700.00 

To 51S1, to pay and 
cancel special as- 
sessment certificate 
of sale 700.00 



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BUREAU OF STREETS. 

From 20 1C, general 

supplies $ 500.00 

To 201H, printing 

and stationery . . . 500.00 

BUREAU OF ENGINEERING. 

From 580X7, other 
repairs and re- 
placements, labor- 
ers $ 7,759.20 

To 509A, other re- 
pairs and replace- 
ments 7,759.20 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

From 50H, printing 

and stationery . . $ 3,200.00 

To 50C, general sup- 
plies 3,200.00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

From 35C, general 

supplies $40,000.00 

To 35A13, labor in 
repairs to depart- 
ment buildings . . . 25,000.00 
To 35 E, repairs and 
replacements by 
contract or open 

order 15,000.0C 

This action is taken in accordance witl 
the several requests of the Heads of De- 
partments attached hereto. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an appro- 
priation to cover improper assessment 
for sidewalks on 81st street, from On- 
tario avenue to the Illinois Central 
Eailroad, deferred and published May 
2, 1910, page 50. 

The motion prevailed. 

AM. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Peas — Kenna. Couglilin, Harding, Shu- 
felt. Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan. Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow. Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully. Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley. Lucas. Utpatel, Beilfiiss, Sitts, Pow- 
er-. Bowler, Murray. Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Eiaderlein, Itromson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, .Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 



v i slier, Rea, Reauing, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request of 
the Board of Local Improvements, dated 
February 1st, 1910, attached hereto, and 
an opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated March 25th, 1910, attached hereto, 
to pay from Special Assessment Undis- 
tributed Fund the sum of twenty and 
seventy-four one-hundredths ($20.74) 
dollars to the credit of warrant for side- 
walks on Eighty-first street, from On- 
tario avenue to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road, said sum being the amount levied 
in error on property condemned for open- 
ing Coles avenue. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on an order directing 
the installation of a water supply pipe 
in Jackson street,, from, 50th avenue to 
51st avenue, deferred and published 
May 2, 1910, page 51. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan. Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley. Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Iladerlein, Thomson, ..ipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 00. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed j 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to install an eight- 
inch water supply pipe in Jackson street, 
from Fiftieth avenue to Fifty-first ave- 
nue. 



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191 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning errors in 
names of claimants for damages on ac- 
count of burst water main, deferred and 
published May 2, 1910, page 51. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with, amending an order passed. March 
21, 1910. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Bichert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, xaylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Mey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donaboe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — Aone. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by this Council, and shown on 
pages 3636 and 3637 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of March 21st, 1910, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows : By 
striking out in the 25th line, left hand 
column, page 3637, the name "Mary Con- 
nors" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
name "Mary Connelly;" by striking out 
in the 11th line of the right hand col- 
umn, page 3637, the name "Carl Wes- 
beek" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
name "Carl Nussbeck;" by striking out 
of the 27th line, right hand column, the 
name "Ed. J. Gray" and inserting in 
lieu thereof the name "Ed. J. Cray;" by 
striking out in the 32nd line, right hand 
column, page 3637, the name "Frank 
Mugridge" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the name "Fred Mugridge"; by striking 
out of the 40th line, right hand column, 
page 3637, the name "C K. Kust" and 
inserting in lieu thereof the name "C. 
K. Rust;" by striking out of the 41st 
line, right hand column, page 3637, the 
name "Edward Dickinson" and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the name "Edward 
Dickson." 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the em- 
ployment of an additional stenographer 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
deferred and published May 2, 1910, 
page 51. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its request of 
April 15th, 1910, to employ one steno- 
grapher for four months, from April 
18th, 1910, at not to exceed sixty-five 
($65.00) dollars per month, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay for the 
same from Account 50A Salaries, ap- 
propriations for the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



Aid. Snow moved" to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning a trans- 
fer of funds appropriation for the of- 
fice of the City Collector (for payment 
for overtime work by M. J. Derry, 
chief clerk, Special Assessment Divi- 
sion), deferred and published May 2, 
1910, page 52. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order submitted 
therewith. 

Tne motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 



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felt, Foreman, Pringle, Daile} 7 , Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitt*, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan. 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to transfer from appropriation for 
the City Collector, 24 Al, Overtime, etc., 
six hundred ninety-nine ($699.00) dol- 
lars to an account known as 24A3, and 
to pay the said sum of money to M. J. 
Derry for services as Chief Clerk in the 
Special Assessment Division for over- 
time, 699 hours at $1.00 per hour, when 
properly vouchered by the office of the 
City Collector. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning contract 
with the Shavings and Sawdust Com- 
pany for shavings used by the Police 
Department, deferred and published 
May 2, 1910, page 53. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenherg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Heading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The General Superinten- 
dent of Police entered into a contract 
with the Shavings and Sawdust Com- 
pany, an Illinois corporation, to furnish 
and deliver baled soft pine shavings to the 
Department of Police during the period 
commencing April 15, 1909, and ending 
December 31, 1909, with the privilege of 
extending said contract and all the terms 
and conditions thereof for a further pe- 
riod of not to exceed ninety (90) days 
from and after said 31st day of Decem- 
ber, 1909, and shavings have been ordered 
and delivered under said contract dur- 
ing the period from January 1st to 
March 20th, 1910; now, therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue warrants in payment for all shav- 
ings furnished and delivered under said 
contract from January 1st to March 
20th, 1910, and to charge the same to an 
appropriation heretofore made for that 
purpose during the year 1910. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the set- 
tlement of suit against the City by 
Ingebret Tellefson, deferred and pub- 
lished May 2, 1910, page 53. 

The motion prevailed. 
"Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accord- 
ance with his recommendation of April 



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12th, 1910, to allow a judgment to be 
taken against the City in the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars in favor 
of Ingebret Tellef son in action brought 
against the City in the United States 
District Court, Case 13053, said judg- 
ment to be in full settlement of said ac- 
tion against the City of Chicago for 
damages to the schooner "Belle Brown." 



Aid. Foreman moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation on an 
order directing the Committee on Local 
Transportation to prepare and submit 
an ordinance for a street railway on 
Kedzie avenue,, between 31st street and 
38th street, deferred and published May 
2, 1910, page 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The lollowing is the said ordinance 



AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago City Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and 
operate an extension of its street rail- 
way system in Kedzie avenue, from 
Thirty-first street to Thirty-eighth 
street, in accordance with the terms 
and conditions of the ordinance of the 
City of Chicago to said company, 
passed February 11th, 1907. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, subject to all of the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 



on February 11th, 1907, and entitled, 
"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
City Railway Company to construct, 
maintain and operate a system of street 
railways in streets and public ways of 
the City of Chicago," and all amend- 
ments of said ordinance heretofore or 
hereafter made, consent, permission and 
authority are hereby granted to the Chi- 
cago City Railway Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a double- 
track street railway in, upon and along 
Kedzie avenue, from Thirty-first street 
to Thirty-eight street, and over and upon 
the bridges now located on and consti- 
tuting a part of said Kedzie avenue be- 
tween the points above specified, and 
crossing the Chicago River, the canal 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago and 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, respec- 
tively, and any bridge or embankment 
hereafter constructed across any of said 
streams, in place of the bridge now cross- 
ing the same, upon the express terms 
and conditions that said street railway 
shall be constructed, maintained and 
operated as an extension of the system 
of the Chicago City Railway Company, 
under and in accordance with the pro- 
visions, conditions and limitations of the 
said ordinance of February 11th, 1907, 
and of all amendments thereto hereto- 
fore or hereafter made, in all respects 
as though the right to construct, main- 
tain and operate the same had been 
granted to the said company in and by 
the said ordinance. 

Section 2. On account of the unim- 
proved condition of the roadway in that 
portion of Kedzie avenue hereinabove 
described, the said Chicago City Railway 
Company is hereby authorized to lay 
down and operate thereon, until other- 
wise directed by the Board of Super- 
vising Engineers provided for in the said 
ordinance of February 11th, 1907, tem- 
porary tracks of such character as may 
be prescribed by the said Board of Su- 
pervising Engineers, but shall take up 
such tracks and substitute therefor per- 
manent tracks and other construction, in 
accordance with the provisions of said 
ordinance of February 11th, 1907, when- 
ever required to do so by the said Board 
of Supervising Engineers, or by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
acceptance by the Chicago City Rail- 
way Company, under its corporate seal; 
provided, that if said company shall 
not file its formal acceptance of this or- 



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dinance and of all its terms and condi- 
tions, within thirty (30) days from the 
passage hereof, then all rights and privi- 
leges hereby granted shall be wholly 
null and void and of no effect. 



Aid. Taylor moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on City Hall and Public Build- 
ings concerning contract with the Lam- 
son Consolidated Store Service Com- 
pany for additional pneumatic tubes in 
the new City Hall building, deferred and 
published May 2, 1910, page 55. 

The motion prevaileu. 

Aid. Taylor moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Foreman, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, 
Sheahan, Martin, Long, Parker, Mer- 
riam, Snow, Emerson, Egan, Fick, 
Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Danisch, 
Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beilfuss, Sitts, Pow- 
ers, Bowler, Murray, Taylor, Foell, 
Bauler, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krum- 
holz, Haderlein, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, Mc- 
Dermott, Mahoney, Kearns, Bergen, 
Fisher. Rea, Reading, Block, Ryan, 
Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg — 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to enter into a 
contract with the Lamson Consolidated 
Store Service Company, a New Jersey 



corporatlion, for additional pneumatic 
tubes in the City Hall building on the 
west half of Block 39 in the Original 
Town of Chicago, in accordance with 
plans and specifications prepared by 
Messrs. Holabird & Roche, Architects, 
and dated January 18, 1910, and in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions 
of the former agreement attached hereto, 
for a sum not to exceed fifteen thousand 
eight hundred thirty-five dollars ($15,- 
835.00); provided, said Lamson Consoli- 
dated Store Service Company shall exe- 
cute such contract and shall furnish a 
bond for the faithful performance of the 
same in the penal sum of fifteen thou- 
sand eight hundred thirty-five dollars 
($15,835.00), with sureties satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and conditioned as required by law, with- 
in such time as may be required by said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and approval. 

[Form of agreement attached to said 
ordinance was printed May 2, 1910, 
pages 56 to 59, inclusive, of the 
Journal.] 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTION TO TAKE FROM FILE. 

Aid. Thomson moved that the claim 
of William J. Osterman, 1536 Thome 
avenue, which claim was placed on file 
April 26, 1909, be taken from file and 
re-referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid Foreman moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
Mav 23, 1910, at 7:30 P. M. 



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CITY CLERK 




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May 23, 1910. 



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195 



COPY 



JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 23, 1910. 






7130 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, 
and Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Dailey, Richert, Sheahan, 
Martin, Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, 
Emerson, Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Culler- 
ton, Danisch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, 
Buckley, Lawley, Lucas, Utpatel, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Bren- 
nan, Healy, Powers, Bowler, Stewart, 
Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten^ Krumholz, Haderlein, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Capp, 
Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Mueller, McDer- 
mott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, Kearns, 
Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, Block, 
Ryan, Donahoe, Clark and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Foreman, Egan and Fick. 



QUORUM. 

At 7 : 30 P. M., a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Derpa moved to correct the printed 
record of the proceedings of the regular 
meeting held Monday, May 9, 1910, as 
submitted by the Clerk, by striking out 
the words "Avenue M" from the tenth 
line from the bottom of the left-hand 
column of page 174, and by inserting in 
lieu of the words so stricken out the 
words "Avenue N". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Scully* moved to approve the said 
printed record, as corrected, as the Jour- 
nal of the Proceedings of the said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading of 
the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 






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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



Mav 23. IDF). 



ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by His Honor, the Mayor, containing a 
list of the names of persons released 
from the House of Correction during the 
two weeks ended May 21, 1910, together 
with the cause of each release, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A veto message as follows: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, May 23, 1910. ) 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith with- 
out my approval an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body on May 9, 1910, 
Council Proceedings, page 170 (right- 
hand column ) , for a sidewalk along both 
sides of Quarry street between 27th 
street and Archer avenue. I am informed 
by the Board of Local Improvements that 
this frontage is included in a special 
assessment proceeding under Docket 
34629, Warrant 37989, for cement side- 
walks, said proceeding providing that 
walks shall be laid one foot from and 
parallel with the lot line. 

It appears that objections were filed 
to the assessment on the part of this 
frontage and the objectors were given a 
stipulation until July 1st to build the 
walk in accordance with the terms of 
the ordinance, that is one foot from the 
lot line. 

It also appears at the present time 
that there is no curb line established 
on the above street except that fixed by 
general ordinance at fourteen feet from 
the lot line, and when the street is 
paved the width of the roadway is apt 
to be changed and a new curb line estab- 
lished. Therefore, before a curb line or- 
dinance can legally be passed an ordi- 
nance establishing the width of roadway, 
upon the unanimous petition of all the 
frontage affected, must be passed. 

On account of the foregoing I respect- 
fully recommend that the vote by which 
said ordinance was passed be reconsid- 
ered and that no action be taken upon 
this subject at this time. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Iviehert moved to reconsider the 



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vote by which the ordinance returned 

with the said veto message was passed. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to postpone further 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

The motion pevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body letters from the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Superintendent of Streets, suggesting 
that two members be added to the Com- 
mittee authorized by Council resolution 
of April 13, 1910, to make a compre- 
hensive study of the disposal of garbage, 
street waste, etc. 

Believing it advisable to appoint the 
additional two members recommended, I 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body in the recommendation. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Bus se, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the rec- 
ommendation contained in the foregoing 
communication. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 
A communication as follows 



Mayor's Office, | 
10.} 



Chicago, May 23, 19 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with a res- 
olution passed by your Honorable Body, 
I hereby appoint Frank T. Fowler, Su- 
perintendent of Streets, and William W. 
Marr, a Division Engineer in the Board 
of Local Improvements, as additional 
members to the committee on disposal of 
garbage, etc., and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable Body. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
said appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 



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A communication as follows : 

t Mayor's Office, } 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. } 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me, I have appointed 
Vernon L. Bean as my private secretary, 
and respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Lawley moved to concur in the 
said appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, { 
Chicago, May 23, 1910. ] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a letter from 
Major Thomas H. Rees of the United 
States Corps of Engineers. The com- 
munication refers to the application for 
a permit to construct piers in Lake 
Michigan, made to the Secretary of War 
by the Chicago Dock & Canal Company. 
I ask that the letter from Major Rees 
be read and such action taken as your 
Honorable Body may deem proper. 
Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

The following is the said communica- 
tion from Major Thos. H. Rees: 

War Department 

UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE 

508 Federal Building. 

Chicago, May 12, 1910. 
Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, City of Chi- 
cago, Chicago, III.: 

Sir — I have the honor to refer to the 
War Department permit issued by the 
Secretary of War to the Chicago Dock & 
Canal Co. under date of Feb. 26, 1909, for 
construction of piers in Lake Michigan, 
and to revocation of said permit by the 
Secretary of War pursuant to resolution 
of the City Council of May 24, 1909, 
forwarded with your letter to the Secre- 
tary of VN^ar of May 28, 1909, of which 
revocation you were notified by the Sec- 



retary of War in his letter to you of 
May 29, 1909; and I invite your atten- 
tion to the last paragraph of the last 
mentioned letter, viz. : 

"I have also directed the Chief of 
Engineers to reopen the case and to 
hold another public hearing in the 
near future, and that notification of 
such hearing be sent by the local En- 
gineer Officer, before whom it will 
take place, to all parties in interest, 
and to submit a report of such hear- 
ing, with the conclusions and recom- 
mendations for final determination by 
the Department. On the receipt of 
such I will take pleasure in further 
communicating with you." 
On June 15, 1909, I requested you to 
state what date for this hearing would 
suit the convenience of the city authori- 
ties. This request was referred to the 
City Council and I received from Alder- 
man Charles M. Foell, Chairman of the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges, a request dated June 26, 1909, 
that matters remain in statu quo pend- 
ing further consideration of the matter 
by the City Council. 

Nearly a year has passed since I was 
"directed to hold another public hearing 
in the near future," and I understand 
that this matter has been fully consid- 
ered by the City Council. I am also in- 
formed by the attorney for the Chicago 
Dock & Canal Co. that said company de- 
sires a rehearing of the matter as soon 
as convenient. 

In order that I may comply with the 
instructions of the Secretary of War, 
I would like to set an early date for 
this rehearing and would ask if May 
31st, at 10 o'clock a. m., will be con- 
venient for the city authorities. 
Very respectfully, 
(Signed) THos. H. Rees, 

Major, Corps of Engineers. 

Aid. Dever moved to defer consider- 
ation of the said communication. 
The motion prevailed. 

also,' 
A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith transmit to 
your Honorable Body copies of letters 
addressed to Mr. James A. Pugh and 
the- Chicago Canal and Dock Company, 



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the same embracing an expression of 
opinion by two lawyers of this city 
concerning the extent and validity of the 
powers of the charter of the Dock Com- 
pany. 

I respectfully suggest that these be 
referred to the proper committee for its 
information. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Scully moved that the communi- 
cations transmitted with the foregoing 
communication be printed in the Journal 
and referred to the Committee on Har- 
bors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

The said communications read as fol- 
lows : 

April 29th, 1910. 
Mr. James A. Pugh, 365 East Illinois 

Street, City: 

Dear Sir — I have had under considera- 
tion for some time the Charter of the 
Chicago Dock and Canal Company with 
a view of giving you my opinion in re- 
spect to the powers of that Company un- 
der the same, and I am clearly of the 
opinion that Section four of the Charter 
of said Company is legal and valid and 
that the Company has not los't any of its 
rights thereunder by lapse of time or 
otherwise, and that the Company there- 
under has full authority to erect and con- 
struct both on its own land and in the 
navigable waters of Lake Michigan in 
front thereof, the structures in said 
Charter specified, that is to say, wharves, 
docks, moles, piers, breakwaters and such 
other erections, protections, improve- 
ments and conveniences for the safety 
and accommodation of boats and vessels 
as the Board of Directors of the Com- 
pany shall from time to time determine 
to be necessary and proper. The Com- 
pany is not limited as to the manner in 
which it is authorized to make such con- 
structions, and I am of the opinion that 
it can make such constructions in any 
lawful manner and that it has the au- 
thority to fill the same above the surface 
of the water. Of course, under the Act 
of Congress pertaining to the subject, it 
will be necessary to obtain the consent 
of the Secretary of War to the proposed 
constructions. 

Answering your further inquiry, I may 
add that the City of Chicago, in my 
opinion, has no interest whatever either 



in tne submerged land or in the waters 
of Lake Michigan in front of the property 
of this Company, and I do not under- 
stand that any such claim is seriously 
made by any one. The Charter of the 
Company evidences the consent of the 
State, so far as submerged land is con- 
cerned, and the State alone is interested 
therein. 

As I have heretofore explained to you, 
the only object in applying for an ordi- 
nance is to have harmonious relations 
with the City of Chicago. It would add- ; 
nothing to your powers and it would give 
the Company no interest in its own prop- 
erty or in the submerged land in front 
of the same for the reason that the city 
has no interest to give. 

Yours very sincerely, 
(Signed) W. W. Gurley. 

Chicago, April 23, 1910. 
Chicago Canal and Dock Company, 34 ! 

Clark Street, City: 

Dear Sir — I have examined the charter 
of your Company with reference to the j 
extent and validity of its powers to con- i 
struct piers, wharves and other improve- 
ments upon the submerged lands of 
Lake Michigan, and beg leave to report I 
that in my opinion Section 4 of your i 
Charter is legal and valid and the powers 
thereby conferred upon your Company i 
have not been lost or impaired by lapse 
of time and that under said section your . 
Company has the power to erect and con- 
struct on the shore and in the navigable i 
waters of Lake Michigan in front of its 
own land and premises "wharves, docks, , 
moles, piers, breakwaters and such other 
erections, protections, improvements and 
conveniences for the safety and accommo- 
dation of boats and vessels" as the I 
Board of Directors of the Company may 
deem necessary and proper. 

I am further of opinion that the Com- \ 
pany would have the right to construct ' 
and erect said wharves, etc., in any meth- 
od which it might deem advantageous, in- 
eluding the right to fill the same above 
the surface of the water, subject, how- 
ever, to the limitation contained in your J 
charter; that they shall not in any 
manner obstruct or prevent the free navi- 
gation of the navigable waters of Lake 
Michigan, and of course subject to the 
condition that the plans will have to be 
approved by the Secretary of War and a i 
permit issued for the doing of the work. 
Yours very truly, 
(Signed) John P. Wilson. 



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A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, | 
May 23, 1910. } 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a letter from 
Madame Lina Abarbanell with reference 
to using city automobiles for charitable 
purposes, and ask that the communica- 
tion be read; and that such action be 
taken in the premises as your Honorable 
Body may deem advisable. 
Respectfully, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Scully moved that the said com- 
munication transmitted with the fore- 
going communication be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances 
filed in his office since the last preceding 
regular meeting of the Council, which 
was ordered printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 

City Clerk's Office, j 
Chicago, May 23, 1910. ) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds, filed in this office 
since your last preceding meeting: 

Chicago Refrigerator Car Co., accep- 
tance and bond, ordinance of April 13th, 
1910, switch track, filed May 17th, 1910. 

Thomas Chamales, acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 28th, 1910, 
canopy, filed May 20th, 1910. 

Louis Pfaelzer & Sons, acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 21st, 1910, 
switch track, filed May 20th, 1910. 

Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, 
acceptance and bond, ordinance of March 
21st, 1910, switch tracks, and freight 
house, filed May 20th, 1910. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Clerk. 



:} 



ALSO, 

A copy of a proclamation issued by 
Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, with refer- 
ence to a collection of money to be taken 
up publicly under the auspices of the 
Chicago Hospital Day Association on 
Monday, May 16, 1910, which was 
ordered printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said proclamation reads as fol- 
lows : 

the mayor's hospital day proclama- 
tion. 

To the Heads of All Departments: 

Your attention is called to the follow- 
ing proclamation issued by His Honor 
the Mayor: 

Proclamation. 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, May 13, 1910 

To the Citizens of Chicago: 

Whereas, The Chicago Hospital Day 
Association has been organized and in- 
corporated by charitable women for the 
purpose of calling attention through the 
churches and the public generally to the 
needs of the sick poor of Chicago in the 
hospitals aided by that association; and, 

Whereas, The Chicago Hospital Day 
Association will make collections in the 
churches Sunday, May 15, and in public 
offices and the public thoroughfares Mon- 
day, May 16, by means of receptacles 
placed where it is convenient and practi- 
cable to deposit contributions, and inas- 
much as many citizens well known 
throughout the community have vouched 
for this affair and are connected with 
the management of the same, 

Therefore I, Fred A, Busse, Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, hereby proclaim this 
cause a worthy one and urge upon all 
citizens of this city who feel they are 
able to do so to make contribution to the 
same, and I further ask that every cour- 
tesy be afforded the women in charge of 
the money boxes by all employes of the 
city. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A'. Busse, 

Mayor. 



Reports from the Superintendent of 
the House of Correction for the months 
of March and April, 1910, and the report 






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of the City Physician for the month of 
April, 1910, which were ordered 
Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Chicago Railways Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and use a 
passageAvay under and across Park ave- 
nue for the carrying of hot air and steam 
pipes and electric wires between build- 
ings of said company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

ADSO, 

An ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Lincoln Ice Company to 
construct, maintain and operate a rail- 
road switch track along Bloomingdale 
road, from Mozart street to California 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

ADSO, 

A petition from Thomas J. Sutherland 

concerning the Water Fund, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The claim of J. H. Scheel for refunds 
of fees paid for public cart licenses in 
1908; also the claim of the estate of 
Charles Webb for rebates of water taxes, 
and the claim of C. J. Boyd for compen- 
sation for laying water service pipes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the City Collector, containing a list 
of organizations to whom special "bar 
permits" Avere issued (under the ordi- 
nance of June 11, 190(>)> since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil ; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the City 
Real Estate Agent: 



Department of Finance, | 
Chicago, May 23, 1910. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men, in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — Herewith, I hand you one 
sealed bid for the city property at 3901 
Lake avenue, received at the offiec of the 
Comptroller in response to advertise- 
ment, of which a copy is hereto attached. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Joseph F. Peacock, 

City Real Estate Agent. 

On motion of Aid. Snow the said bid 
was ordered opened and referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The said bid reads as follows: 

Hon. Walter H. Wilson, City Comptrol- 
ler, City of Chicago: 

Dear Shi — I hereby submit an offer of 
$7,500.00 cash for the premises known 
as 3901 Lake avenue, and I also hand 
you herewith certified check for $750.00, 
the same being ten per cent, of the above 
amount. 

It is understood that said certified 
check is to be returned to me in the event 
of the non-acceptance of the above bid. 

Awaiting your pleasure, beg to remain, 
Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Edward Byrnes^ 

(Certified check for $750.00 enclosed.) 



COMMISSIONER OF BUILDINGS. 

The Clerk presented a report submit- 
ted by the Commissioner of Buildings 
for the year 1909, which was ordered 

Placed on file. v 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented frontage consents 
submitted by the City Comptroller, to- 
gether with a verification report thereon, 
for the construction of a switch track by 
I. on is Pfaelzer & Sons, which were or- 
dered 

Placed on file. 

The said verification report contained 
the following summary: 



RECAPITULATION. 



Feet. 



Total property frontage 243.27 

Majority of which is 121.7 



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Total property frontage 

signed 188.00 

Total property frontage 
rejected 0.00 

Total property frontage 

verified 188.00 

188.00 

Surplus 66.3 

ALSO, 

Verification reports on petitions con- 
taining frontage consents for the opera- 
tion by the Chicago Railways Company 
of street railways in the following 
streets: North Campbell avenue, from 
Homer street to Armitage avenue, West 
Van Buren street, from South Kedzie 
avenue to South Spaulding avenue, and 
West North avenue, from North 46th 
avenue to North 50th avenue, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 

The said reports contained the follow- 
ing summaries : 



EEC APITUL ATION . 

NORTH CAMPBELL AVENUE, FROM HOMER 
STREET TO ARMITAGE AVENUE. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 512.24 

Majority of which is 256.13 

Total frontage signed 264.24 

Total frontage rejected 00.00 



Total frontage verified. . .264.24 



264.24 



Surplus 8.11 



RECAPITULATION. 

WEST VAN BUREN STREET, FROM SOUTH 
KEDZIE AVENUE TO SOUTH SPAULD- 
ING AVENUE. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 1,210.625 

Majority of which is 605.313 

Total frontage signed. .761.625 
Total frontage rejected 25.00 



Total frontage verified.736.625 



RECAPITULATION. 

WEST NORTH AVENUE, FROM NORTH FORTY- 
SIXTH AVENUE TO NORTH FIFTIETH 

AVENUE. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 4,449.46 

Majority of which is 2,224.74 

Total frontage signed. . .3,960.21 
Total frontage rejected.. 721.45 



Total frontage verified . 3,238.76 



3,238.76" 



Surplus 1,014.02 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented requests submit- 
ted by the Board of Education as fol- 
lows : 

Request for an appropriation of $90,- 
000 for addition to Fisk School; request 
for appropriations for remodeling the - 
heating, ventilating and sanitary equip- 
ment of the Walsh, Cooper, Healy, Ray- 
mond and Sexton Schools; request for 
the vacation of a public alley in the 
block bounded by Grace street, Warwick 
avenue, North 52d avenue and North 
53d avenue (Koester and Zander's Sub- 
division, Lot 2, Circuit Court Commis- 
sioners' Partition, Section 21-40-13) ; 
and requests to rescind action authoriz- 
ing proceedings for acquiring property 
in connection with the Robert Burns 
and Clarke School premises, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



736.625 



Surplus 131.312 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, C'ullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley,. 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleskf, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading,. 



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Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



Lists of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court May 5, 1910, for final 
hearing May 21, 1910, and. lists of as- 
sessment rolls filed respectively in the 
County and Superior Courts May 11, 
1910, for final hearing May 27, 1910, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance, which were referred 
to the Committee -on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND 
ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 
IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
We hereby submit an ordinance for 
the improvement, adjusting sewers, 
catchbasins and manholes, constructing 
new catchbasins, curbing with sand- 
stone curbstones on limestone blocks, 
grading and paving with granite blocks, 
on two inches of sand and six inches of 
Portland cement concrete, joints filled 
with gravel and coal tar, surface dressed 
with three-fourths of an inch of gravel, 
the roadway of Milwaukee avenue from 
a straight line connecting the northwest 
curb corner of Milwaukee avenue and 
North Forty-eighth avenue with the 
northwest curb corner of Milwaukee ave- 
nue and Irving Park boulevard (formerly 
West Irving Park boulevard) to a 
straight line connecting the northeast 
and northwest corners of Lawrence ave- 
nue (formerly West Lawrence avenue) 
and Milwaukee avenue, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said Mil- 
waukee avenue between said points (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights of way there- 
on between said points, and also except 
street railway rights of way thereon be- 
tween said points, which rights of way 
are, by the ordinances granting them, re- 
quired to be paved and kept in repair by 
the companies owning, operating and 
controlling the Mime), in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, together with an estimate of 



the cost of said improvement, and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, and 
the making of the improvement contem- 
plated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Albert F. Keeney, 

John Minwegen, 

Felix A. Norden, 

Vincent J. Jozwiakowski, 

Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, May 23rd, A. D. 1910. 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, and to the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago having adopted a 
resolution that the roadway of Mil- 
waukee avenue, from a straight line con- 
necting the northwest curb corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and North Forty- 
eighth avenue with the northwest curb 
corner of Milwaukee avenue and Irving 
Park boulevard (formerly West Irving 
Park boulevard) to a straight line con- 
necting the northeast and northwest cor- 
ners of Lawrence avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue) and Milwaukee ave- 
nue, and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each 
side of said Milwaukee avenue between 
said points (except steam railroad 
rights of way thereon between said 
points, 'and also except street railway 
rights of way thereon between said 
points, which rights of way are, by the 
ordinances granting them, required to be 
paved and kept in repair by the com- 
panies owning, operating and controlling 
the same), be improved by adjusting 
sewers, catchbasins and manholes, con- 
structing new catchbasins, curbing with 
sandstone curbstones on limestone 
blocks, grading and paving with granite 
blocks on two inches of sand and six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, joints 
filled with gravel and coal tar, surface 
dressed with three-fourths of an inch 
of gravel, and presented to the City 
Council of the City of Chicago a recom- 
mendation that such local improvement 
be made, I hereby submit an estimate of 



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the cost of such improvement, including 

labor and materials, viz: 

Sandstone curbstones on lime- 
stone blocks, 12,800 lineal 
feet at 70c $ 8,960.00 

Grading 7300 cubic yards at 

30c 2,190.00 

Paving with granite blocks on 
2 inches of sand and 6 
inches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with 
gravel and coal tar, surface 
dressed with % of an inch 
of gravel, 19,920 square 
yards at $4.75 94,620.00 

Constructing 28 new catch- 
basins at $50.00 1,400.00 

Adjusting sewers, catchbasins 
and manholes 2,330.00 

Total $109,500.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opin- 
ion the above estimate does not exceed 
the probable cost of the above proposed 
improvement. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local 

Improvements. 
Dated, Chicago, May 23rd, A. D. 1910. 

AN OEDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting sewers, 
catchbasins and manholes, constructing 
new catchbasins, curbing, grading and 
paving — of the roadway of Milwaukee 
avenue from a straight line connecting 
the northwest curb corner of Milwau- 
kee avenue and North Forty-eighth 
avenue with the northwest curb corner 
of Milwaukee avenue and Irving Park 
boulevard (formerly West Irving Park 
boulevard) to a straight line connect- 
ing the northeast and northwest cor- 
ners of Lawrence avenue (formerly 
West Lawrence avenue) and Milwau- 
kee avenue, and also the roadways of 
all intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said Milwaukee 
avenue between said points (except 
steam railroad rights of way thereon 
between said points; and also except 
street railway rights of way thereon 
between said points, which rights of 
way are by the ordinances granting 
them required to be paved and kept in 
repair by the companies owning, oper- 
ating and controlling the same), in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, the nature, character, locality and 
description of which local improvement 
is as follows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of Milwaukee ave- 
nue from a straight line connecting the 
northwest curb corner of Milwaukee ave- 
nue and North Forty-eighth avenue with 
the northwest curb corner of Milwaukee 
avenue and Irving Park boulevard (for- 
merly West Irving Park boulevard) to a 
straight line connecting the northeast 
and northwest corners of Lawrence ave- 
nue (formerly West Lawrence avenue) 
and Milwaukee avenue, the width of 
which roadway is hereby established at 
forty-two (42) feet; and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said Milwaukee 
avenue between said points, except as 
hereinafter specifically provided, be and 
the same are hereby ordered improved as 
follows : 

The best quality of sandstone curb- 
stones shall be set on edge along their 
length on each side of said roadway of 
said Milwaukee avenue between said 
points (except across the rights of way 
of all steam railroads thereon and also 
except across the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets, between said points), in 
such a manner that the roadway face of 
the curbstones shall be parallel with and 
twenty-one (21) feet from the center 
line of said Milwaukee avenue; and the 
best quality of sandstone curbstones 
shall be set on edge along their length 
on each side of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each 
side of said Milwaukee avenue between 
said points, in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curbstones shall 
conform with the curb line on each side 
of all said intersecting streets. 

Said curbstones shall be four (4) feet 
long, two and one-half (2%) feet deep, 
and five (5) inches thick" after being 
dressed, with the top edge straight, full 
and square. The upper roadway edge of 
said curbstones shall be cut to a true 
arc of a circle having a radius of two 
(2) inches. Each curbstone shall be 
neatly bush-hammered on its top surface 
| and on its roadway face for the space of 






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twelve (12) inches down from the top 
and on its back for the space of two (2) 
inches down from the top, shall have a 
straight base its whole length and shall 
be firmly bedded upon flat limestone 
blocks, said blocks to be one (1) foot in 
length, eight (8) inches in width and six 
(6) inches in thickness. One (1) of said 
blocks shall be placed under each end of 
each of said curbstones. 

Earth filling, free from animal or vege- 
table matter, shall be placed at the back 
of said curbstones, the top of said filling 
to be even with the top of said curb- 
stones. Said filling shall be four (4) 
feet wide at the top and shall slope 
down at the rate of one and one-half 
(iy 2 ) feet horizontal to one (1) foot 
vertical. 

Said curbstones shall be set so that 
the top edge of the same shall coincide 
with the curb grade of said Milwaukee 
avenue, which curb grade and also the 
elevation at center of roadway of said 
Milwaukee avenue are hereby established 
as follows, to-wit: 

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<D "H j fl S 4)+J 

O H 
At the northwest curb cor- 
ner of North Forty- 
eighth avenue 34.20 

At the northwest curb cor- 
ner of Irving Park 
boulevard (formerly 
West Irving Park boule- 
vard 34.00 

At a straight line connect- 
ing the northwest curb 
corner of Milwaukee 
avenue and North Forty- 
eighth avenue with the 
northwest curb corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and 
Irving Park boulevard 
(formerly West Irving 
Park boulevard) 34.10 

At angle north of Irving 
Park boulevard (for- 
merly West Irving Park 
boulevard) 35.00 35.00 

Intersection of Belle 
Plaine avenue (formerly 
W<-st Belle Plaine ave- 
nue) 35.80 35.80 

At a line 320 feet north- 
utterly of angle north 



2^ a 

<D"t2 

6 

of Irving Park boulevard 
(formerly West Irving 
Park boulevard) 36.10 

At a line 445 feet north- 
westerly of angle north 
of Irving Park boulevard 
(formerly West Irving 
Park boulevard) 36.50 

Intersection of Warner 
avenue ( formerly West 
Warner avenue) 37.00 

Intersection of Berteau 
avenue (formerly West 
Berteau avenue) .37.00 

Intersection of Hutchin- 
son street 37.00 

Intersection of Cullom 
avenue (formerly West 
Cullom avenue) 37.20 

Intersection of Pensacola 

avenue 37.70 

Intersection of Montrose 
avenue ( formerly West 
Montrose avenue) 39.00 

Intersection of Agatite 
avenue 38.90 

Intersection of Sunnyside 
avenue ( formerly West 
Sunnyside avenue) ....38.80 

Intersection of Windsor 
avenue 38.70 

At a line at right angles to 
Milwaukee avenue and 
200 feet southeasterly of 
the southwest corner of 
Leland avenue (former- 
ly West Leland avenue) 
and Milwaukee avenue. 38.00 

Intersection of Leland 
avenue ( formerly West 
Leland avenue) 38.00 

Intersection of Roberts 
court 38.50 

At a line 250 feet south- 
east of the southeast 
corner of Lawrence ave- 
nue ( formerly West 
Lawrence avenue) and 
Milwaukee avenue 39.50 

Intersection of Lawrence 
avenue (formerly West 
Lawrence avenue) 41.00 



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£3 



36.10 



36.50 



37.00 
37.00 

37.20 
37.70 

39.00 
38.90 

38.80 
38.70 



38.00 

38.00 
38.50 



39.50 



41.00 



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The above heights as fixed shall be i 
measured from the plane of low water 
in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as estab- 
lished by the Trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal, and adopted by the 
late Board of Drainage Commissioners 
and by the late Board of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the ordinance of July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected ele- 
vation of the Old Lind Block bench 
mark, which determines the base or 
datum for city levels. 

The said roadway of said Milwaukee 
avenue between said points, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said Mil- 
waukee avenue between said points (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights-of-way thereon 
between said points; and also except 
street railway rights-of-way thereon be- 
tween said points, which rights-of-way are 
by the ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in repair by 
the companies owning, operating and con- 
trolling the same), shall be so graded 
that after being thoroughly puddled, and 
rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons 
weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted, and after the pavement here- 
inafter described shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the finished pave- 
ment at the center of the roadway of 
said Milwaukee avenue, and at the cen- 
ter of the roadway of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced, on each side of 
said Milwaukee avenue, except where the 
roadways are occupied by street railway 
rights-of-way, shall coincide with" the es- 
tablished elevation at center of roadway 
of said Milwaukee avenue hereinbefore 
described; and where said roadways are 
occupied by street railway rights-of- 
way, the entire width of all such rights- 
of-way shall coincide with the estab- 
lished elevation at center of roadway 
hereinbefore described; and the surface 
of said finished roadways at the summits 
in the gutters between catchbasins and 
adjoining the roadway face of the curb- 
stones, shall be four (4) inches below 
said established elevation at center oi 
roadway, and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the catchbasin inlets in the 
gutters adjoining the roadway face of the 
curbstones shall be ten (10) inches be- 
low said established elevation at center 
of roadway. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the 



roadway face of said curbstones shall be 
uniform from the summits to the catch- 
basins, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement, where 
the roadway is not occupied by street 
railway rights-of-way shall be an arc of 
a circle passing through the said gutter 
elevations- and the elevation at the cen- 
ter of said finished roadway; and a 
transverse section of the finished sur- 
face of the pavement where the roadway 
is occupied by street railway rights-of- 
way shall be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said gutter elevations and 
the established elevation of the street at 
each side of said street railway rights-of- 
way at every part of said Milwaukee 
avenue and at every part of all inter- 
secting streets between said points. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared be- 
tween said points shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete, six (6) ' 
inches in thickness. Said cement shall 
be so ground that ninety-two (92) per 
cent will pass through a standard num- 
ber one hundred ( 100 ) sieve having ten 
thousand (10,000) meshes per square 
inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one ( 1 ) part Portland cement 
and three (3) parts torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screenings, 
free from dirt, dust and other impurities, 
exposed to the air for one ( 1 ) day, and 
immersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile strength 
of two hundred (200) pounds per square 
inch. 

One ( 1 ) part cement which will stand 
the above test and comply with the above 
requirements, and three (3) parts of 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime- 
stone screenings, free from dirt, dust and 
other impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry, and then made into a mortar 
with the least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone^ or other stone which 
shall be equal in quality for concrete 
purposes, of a size that will pass through 
a ring of two (2) inches internal diame- 
ter, and be held on a ring of one-half 
(%) inch internal diameter, all of which 
slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and 
drenched with water, shall then be incor- 
porated immediately with the mortar; 
each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon the sur- 
face of said roadbeds, and thoroughly 
compacted by ramming, until free mor- 






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tar appears on the surface. The surface 
of said layer of concrete shall be parallel 
with and seven (7) inches below the top 
of the granite blocks when laid as here- 
inafter described. 

On the foundation above specified shall 
be spread a layer of sand two (2) inches 
in depth, to serve as a bed for the gran- 
ite blocks. 

The pavement shall consist of Syenite 
or granite blocks of the best quality, of 
uniform texture, without lamination or 
stratification, and free from an excess of 
mica or feldspar; the dimensions of said 
blocks shall be four (4) inches in width, 
five (5) inches in depth and from eight 
(8) to ten (10) inches in length. The 
blocks must be laid on edge in uniform 
courses across the said roadbeds, and the 
spaces between the sides and ends of the 
blocks shall not be less than one-eighth 
( Ys ) of an inch nor more than three- 
eighths ( % ) of an inch. On intersec- 
tions and junctions of lateral streets the 
blocks shall be laid at an angle of forty- 
five (45) degrees with the line of the 
street. The blocks shall be so laid as to 
break joints in alternate courses, each 
course, so far as practicable, to be of 
uniform depth and width. 

When thus laid, the pavement shall 
immediately be covered and swept with 
screened, dry roofing gravel, free from 
sand or loam, or pebbles smaller than 
one-sixteenth (1-16) inch, or larger 
than one-half ( y 2 ) inch. The amount 
spread shall be sufficient to fill all the 
joints in the pavement; the blocks then 
to be rammed to a firm and unyielding 
bed and to a uniform surface. 

After the gravel having been settled 
by the ramming of the blocks, the re- 
mainder of the joints shall be filled with 
a paving pitch which is the direct result 
of the distillation of "straight run" coal 
tar. Said pitch shall be applied on the 
work at a temperature of two hundred 
and eighty (280) degrees Fahrenheit. Im- 
mediately after applying the paving 
pitch, and while it is still hot, the entire 
surface of the pavement shall be covered 
with dry roofing gravel, as specified 
above, to a depth of three- fourths {%) 
of an inch. 

The several sewer manholes and catch- 
basins located in said roadway shall be 
raised or lowered as may be necessary to 
make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several 
catchbasins located outside of said road- 
way shall be raised or lowered as may be 



necessary to make them conform to the 
established grade hereinbefore described. 
The several catchbasins located on the 
line of the said curb shall be raised or 
lowered and adjusted as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement or to 
said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said catch- 
basin lies within or without the line of 
said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be 
constructed at necessary points in said 
gutters. The catchbasins not located in 
the gutters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe, of nine 
(9) inches internal diameter, laid with 
the best quality of natural hydraulic ce- 
ment mortar, composed of one ( 1 ) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two (2) 
parts clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe 
shall be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed, and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, and 
seven-eighths (%) of an inch thick. 

Twenty-eight new catchbasins shall be 
constructed and connected and trapped 
with the sewer in Milwaukee avenue and 
located in the roadway of said Milwau- 
kee avenue at necessary points adjacent 
to the curb lines. Each of said catch- 
basins shall be seven feet two inches 
deep, measuring from the top of the 
brickwork, and shall have an internal 
diameter of four feet at the bottom and 
to a plane five feet above and parallel 
therewith. The walls of said catch- 
basins shall be eight inches thick and 
shall be built of two courses of sewer 
brick laid edgewise in perpendicular 
courses, upon a floor of pine plank two 
inches in thickness. The top of each of 
said catchbasins shall decrease to two 
feet internal diameter, being drawn in by 
me^ns of nine header courses, the diame- 
ter being decreased uniformly for each 
course. 



Each of said catchbasins shall be con- 
nected with the sewer with tile pipe of 
nine inches internal diameter and shall 
be trapped with a half trap 'lso of tile 
pipe of nine inches interna] diameter. 
The connection with the sewer where 
said sewer is of brick shall be made in 
such a manner that the top of the nine- 
inch pipe shall be at the elevation of the 
center of said sewer, and the connection 
with the sewer where said sewer is of 
tile pipe shall be made by means of a 
fifteen indies by nine inches "Y" branch 
where said sewer is of fifteen inches 
internal diameter, and by means of a 






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twelve inches by nine inches "Y" branch 
where said sewer is of twelve inches in- 
ternal diameter. The said trap of each 
of said catchbasins shall be set so that 
the elevation of the bottom of the inside 
of the same shall be three feet six inches 
above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be pro- 
vided with a cast-iron cover, with a pro- 
jecting lip to receive the water from the 
gutters, each of which covers shall weigh 
four hundred and seventy pounds and 
shall be of the same size and pattern as 
those used in similar new work by the 
City of Chicago during the year 1902. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be 
set so that the top of the same shall co- 
incide with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinbefore described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed, and free from 
lumps and other imperfections, and the 
standard of thickness shall be as follows : 
For nine inch pipe seven-eighths of an 
inch in thickness; for twelve inch pipe 
one inch in thickness; for fifteen inch 
pipe one and one-eighth inches in thick- 
ness. 

All brick and the joints of the tile 
pipe above referred to shall be laid with 
the best quality of natural hydraulic ce- 
ment mortar, composed of one part 
natural hydraulic cement and two parts 
clean, sharp sand. 

Said work to be done in a workman- 
like manner under the superintendence of 
the Board of Local Improvements of the 
said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, providing for said 
improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the Engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement 
shall be made and the cost thereof be 
paid for by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, 
"An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th, A. D. 
1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against the 
property, and also the assessment on each 
lot and parcel of land therein assessed 
shall be divided into five installments in 



the manner provided by the statute in 
such cases made and provided, and each 
of said installments shall bear interest 
at the rate of five percentum per annum 
according to law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of an- 
ticipating the collection of the second 
and succeeding installments of said as- 
sessment for said improvement, bonds 
shall be issued payable out of said in- 
stallments bearing interest at the rate 
of five per centum per annum, payable 
annually, and signed by the Mayor and 
by the President of the Board of Local 
Improvements, countersigned by the City 
Comptroller and attested by the City 
Clerk under the corporate seal of the 
City of Chicago. Said bonds shall be 
issued in accordance with and shall in 
all respects conform to the provisions of 
the Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements," approved 
June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to file 
a petition in the Circuit, Superior or 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, 
in the name of the City of Chicago, pray- 
ing that steps may be taken to levy a 
special assessment for said improvement 
in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance and in the manner prescribed 
by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance, which were referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division: 

(RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND 
ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IM- 
PROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 
We hereby submit an ordinance for the 
improvement, adjusting sewer manholes 
and catchbasins, constructing and con- 
necting catchbasin inlets, constructing 
new catchbasins complete, constructing 
granite concrete gutters and a granite 







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concrete combined curb and gutter on 
cinders or sand, grading and paving with 
creosoted wooden blocks on one inch of 
sand and six inches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with Portland ce- 
ment grout, surface dressed with one- 
quarter of an inch of sand, the roadway 
of Lake avenue, from the southerly line 
of Oakwood boulevard to the north line 
of Hyde Park boulevard, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of said 
Lake avenue between said points (except 
concrete curb now in place thereon be- 
tween said points and except the inter- 
sections of East 42d place, East 43d street 
and East 47th street with Lake avenue, 
and also except that part of Lake avenue 
from a line parallel with and 832.93 feet 
southerly of the southerly line of East 
40th street to a line parallel with and 
42.3 feet northerly of the northerly line 
produced westerly of Lot 14 of Block 1 
of Crane and Mead's Subdivision of 7.93 
acres south of Cleaverville, bounded on 
the north by Cleaverville, on the east by 
Illinois Central Railroad, on the south 
by Clinton avenue and on the west by 
Lake View road in fractional northwest 
quarter, Section 2, Township 38 North, 
Range 14 East of the Third Principal 
Meridian ) in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, together 
with an estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement, and recommend the passage 
of said ordinance, and the making of the 
improvement contemplated therein. 
Respectfully submitted 
(Signed) Albert F. Keeney, 
John Minwegen, 
Felix A. Norden, 
Vincent J. Jozwiakowski, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 

City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, May 23d, A. D. 1910. 



ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, and to the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Council Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago having adopted a 
resolution that the roadway of Lake ave- 
nue from the southerly line of Oakwood 
boulevard to the north line of Hyde Park 
boulevard, and also the roadways of all 
intersecting Btreetfl and alleys extended 



from the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said Lake avenue 
between said points (except concrete 
curb now in place thereon between said 
points, and except the intersections of 
East 42d place., East 43d street and East 
47th st. with Lake ave., and also except 
that part of Lake avenue, from a line 
parallel with and 832.93 feet southerly 
of the southerly line of East 40th street 
to a line parallel with and 42.3 feet 
northerly of the northerly line produced 
westerly of Lot 14 of Block 1 of Crane 
and Mead's Subdivision of 7.93 acres 
south of Cleaverville, bounded on the 
north by Cleaverville, on the east by 
Illinois Central Railroad, on the south 
by Clinton avenue and on the west by 
Lake View road in fractional northwest 
quarter, Section 2, Township 38 North, 
Range 14, East of the Third Principal 
Meridian), be improved by adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, con- 
structing and connecting catchbasin in- 
lets, constructing new catchbasins com- 
plete, constructing granite concrete gut- 
ters and a granite concrete combined 
curb and gutter on cinders or sand, grad- 
ing and paving with creosoted wooden 
blocks on one inch of sand and six inches 
of Portland cement concrete, joints filled 
with Portland cement grout, surface 
dressed with one-quarter of an inch of 
sand, and presented to the City Council 
of the City of Chicago a recommendation 
that such local improvement be made, I 
hereby submit an estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, including labor and 
materials, viz. : 
Granite concrete gutters on 
cinders or sand, 126 lin-" 

eal feet at 40 cents $ 50.40 

Granite concrete combined 
curb and gutter on cinders 
or sand, 16,613 lineal feet 

at 70 cents 11,629.10 

Paving with creosoted wooden 
blocks on 1 inch of sand and 
6 inches of Portland ce- 
ment concrete, joints filled 
with Portland cement grout, 
surface dressed with }4 of 
an inch of sand, 34,411 

square yards at $3.75 129,041.25 

Constructing 21 new catch- 
basins complete at $50 1,050.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes 
and catchbasins, and con- 
structing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets 3,229.25 



Total $145,000.00 



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And I hereby certify that in my opinion 
the above estimate does not exceed the 
probable cost of the above proposed im- 
provement. 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
Dated, Chicago, May 23d, A. D. 1910. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement, adjusting sewer 
manholes and catchbasins, constructing 
and connecting catchbasin inlets, con- 
structing new catchbasins complete, 
constructing granite concrete gutter 
flags, constructing a granite concrete 
combined curb and gutter, grading and 
paving of the roadway of Lake avenue, 
from the southerly line of Oakwood 
boulevard to the north line of Hyde 
Park boulevard, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side 
of said Lake avenue between said 
points (except concrete curb now in 
place thereon between said points, and 
except the intersections of East 
42d place, East 43d street and 
East 47th street with Lake avenue, 
and also except that part of Lake ave- 
nue from a line parallel with and eight 
hundred thirty-two and ninety-three 
one-hundredths (832.93!) feet south- 
erly of the southerly line of East 40th 
street to a line parallel with and forty- 
two and three-tenths ( 42.3 ) feet norther- 
ly of the northerly line produced west- 
erly of Lot fourteen (14) of Block 
one (1) of Crane and Mead's Subdi- 

. vision of seven and ninety-three one- 
hundredths (7.93) acres south of 
Cleaverville, bounded on the north by 
Cleaverville, on the east by the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad, on the south 
by Clinton avenue and on the west by 
Lake View road, in fractional north- 
west quarter ( Vi ) , Section two ( 2 ) , 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen ( 14) , East of the 
Third (3d) Principal Meridian), in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chi- 
cago, in said County and State, the na- 
ture, character, locality and description 



of which local improvement is as follows, 
to-wit : 

That the roadway of Lake avenue, 
from the southerly line of Oakwood boule- 
vard to the north line of Hyde Park 
boulevard, said roadway being thirty- 
eight (38) feet in width, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of said 
Lake avenue between said points, except 
as hereinafter specifically provided, be 
and the same are hereby ordered im- 
proved as follows: 

Adjoining the roadway face of the 
concrete curb now in place on the east- 
erly side of said roadway of said Lake 
avenue between said points shall be con- 
structed granite concrete gutter flags, 
eighteen (18) inches in wiam and five 
(5) inches in thickness, to be made as 
hereinafter described. 

A granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each side 
of said roadway of said Lake avenue be- 
tween said points (except where concrete 
curb is now in place thereon as herein- 
before specified, and except the intersec- 
tions of East 42d place, East 43d street 
and East 47 th street with Lake avenue, 
and except across the roadways of all 
other intersecting streets and all the in- 
tersecting alleys between said points, and 
also except that part of Lake avenue 
from a line parallel with and eight hun- 
dred thirty-two and ninety-three one- 
hundredths (832.93) feet southerly of 
the southerly line of East 40th street to 
a line parallel with and forty-two and 
three-tenths (42.3) feet northerly of the 
northerly line produced westerly of Lot 
fourteen (14) of Block one (1) of Crane 
and Mead's Subdivision of seven and 
ninety-three one-hundredths (7.93) 
acres south of Cleaverville, bounded on 
the north by Cleaverville, on the east 
by the Illinois Central Railroad, on the 
south by Clinton avenue and on the west 
by Lake View road, in fractional north- 
west quarter (*4), Section two (2), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
(3d) Principal Meridian), in such a 
manner that the roadway face of said 
curb shall be parallel with and nineteen 
( 19 ) feet from the center line of said 
Lake avenue ; and a granite concrete com- 
bined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
on each side of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line pro- 



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duced on each said of said Lake avenue be- 
tween said points (except the inter- 
sections of East 42d place, East 43d 
street and East 47th street with Lake 
avenue, and also except that part of 
Lake avenue from a line parallel with 
and eight hundred thirty-two and 
ninety-three one-hundredths (832.93) 
feet southerly of the southerly line of 
East 40th street to a line parallel with 
and forty-two and three-tenths (42.3) 
feet northerly of the northerly line pro- 
duced westerly of Lot fourteen (14) of 
Block one (1) of Crane and Mead's Sub- 
division of seven and ninety- three one- 
hundredths (7.93) acres south of Cleav- 
erville, bounded on the north by Cleaver- 
ville, on the east by the Illinois Central 
Railroad, on the south by Clinton ave- 
nue and on the west by Lake View road, 
in fractional northwest quarter ( ^ ) , 
Section two (2), Township thirty-eight 
(38) North, Range fourteen (14)*, East 
of the Third (3d) Principal Meridian), 
in such a manner that the roadway face 
of said curb shall conform with the curb 
line on each side of all said intersect- 
ing streets, and in such a manner that 
the back of the curb shall conform with 
the alley line produced on each side of 
all said intersecting alleys, between said 
points. 

Said combined curb and gutter and 
said gutter flags shall be made as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

The concrete to be used shall consist 
of the best quality of Portland cement 
mixed with fine crushed granite in the 
proportion of one ( 1 ) part cement and 
two (2) parts fine granite, into which 
shall be incorporated four (4) parts of 
broken granite of varying sizes which 
will pass through a ring of one and one- 
half (iy 2 ) inches internal diameter, and 
be held on a ring of one-fourth ( */4 ) of 
an inch internal diameter. The cement 
shall be mixed thoroughly with fine 
crushed granite, after which it shall be 
moistened with water to form a mortar, 
and into which shall be incorporated the 
four (4) parts of broken granite as 
specified above and rammed into forms 
until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing 
the surface of said combined curb and 
gutter and said gutter flags shall con- 
sist of the best quality of Portland ce- 
ment mixed with finely crushed granite, 



in the proportion of two (2) parts ce- ( 
ment and three (3) parts granite, which, i 
after being moistened with water to | 
form a mortar, shall be evenly spread over 
the surface of said combined curb and 
gutter and said gutter flags to a thick- 
ness of one-half (%) inch, and so as 
to insure a smooth and even surface on 
the face of the curb and gutter flags, 
after being evenly trowelled and finished 
with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches 
thick and the height at the back shall 
vary from seventeen (17) inches at the 
catchbasin inlets to nine (9) inches at 
the summits, and the gutter flags shall be 
eighteen ( 18 ) inches in width and five 
(5) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be 
rounded to a true arc of a circle having 
a radius of one and one-half (iy 2 ) 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter and 
said gutter flags shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders or sand six (6) 
inches in depth after being flooded with 
water and thoroughly compacted to an 
even surface, and said combined curb 
and gutter shall be back-filled with earth, 
free from animal or vegetable matter. 
Said filling to be four (4) feet wide at 
the top of the curb and even therewith 
and shall slope down at the rate of one 
and one-half (iy 2 ) feet horizontal to one 
( 1 ) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter and 
said gutter flags shall be so constructed 
that the upper surface of the gutter 
flags shall conform to the surface of the 
finished roadways as hereinafter described, 
and the top edge of the curb on each 
side of said roadway of said Lake ave- 
nue, and on each side of the roadways 
of all intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced, 
on each side of said Lake avenue, shall 
coincide with curb graue of said Lake 
avenue; and the top edge of the curb 
'on each side of the roadways of all in- 
tersecting alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced, on each 
side of said Lake avenue, shall rise from 
the curb line to the street line produced 
at the rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the curb 
grade of said Lake avenue, which curb 
grade and also the elevation at renter 



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of roadway of said Lake avenue are here- 
by established as follows, to- wit: 

O -^ 2 -2 £ -d ^ 3 
.ajBjg >S| r vJ 

O S 

Intersection of Oakwood 

boulevard 21.25 21.25 

Intersection of East 40th 

street (northwest curb) .18.80 

Intersection of East 40th 

street (southwest curb. 18. 50 

Intersection of East 40th 

street (southeast curb) .18.50 

Intersection of East 40th 

street (northeast curb). 18. 50 

Intersection of East 40th 

street 18.50 

At a line parallel with 
and 200 feet southerly of 
the center line of East 

40th street 18.40 18.40 

At a line parallel with 
and 410 feet southerly of 
the center line of East 

40th street 16.50 16.50 

At a line parallel with 
and 660 feet southerly 
of the center line of 

East 40th street 16.50 16.50 

At a line parallel with 
and 832.93 feet southerly 
of the southerly line of 

East 40th street 17.80 18.10 

Intersection of Bowen ave- 
nue 17.60 18.00 

Intersection of East 42d 

street ....17.10 17.10 

Intersection of East 42d 

place ..16.70 16.70 

Intersection of Greenwood 

avenue 16.20 16.20 

Intersection of East 43d 

street 15.50 15.50 

At a line drawn perpen- 
dicular to the easterly 
line of Lake avenue 
from a point on the 
easterly line of Lake ave- 
nue 300 feet southerly 
of the intersection of the 
center line of East 43d 
street with the easterly 
line of Lake avenue . . . 16.40 16.40 
At a line drawn perpen- 
dicular to the easterly 



IS 



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H 



"SUB octiu 
o 
line of Lake avenue 
from a point on the 
easterly line of Lake 
avenue 600 feet south- 
erly of the intersection 
of the center line of 
East 43 d (street with 
the easterly line of 
Lake avenue 16.00 

Intersection of East 44th 
street 16.00 

Intersection of East 44th 
place 16.00 

Intersection of Woodlawn 
avenue . . .' 16.00 

At a line parallel with 
and 330 feet southerly 
of the southerly line 
of East 44th place pro- 
duced westerly 16.80 

At a line parallel with 
and 430 feet southerly 
of the southerly line of 
East 44th place, Sproj- 
duced westerly 16.80 

At a line parallel with 
and 830 feet southerly 
of the southerly line of 
East 44th place pro- 
duced westerly 13.80 

Intersection of East 46th 
street 13.30 

Intersection of Oakenwald 
avenue 13.30 

At a line drawn perpen- 
dicular to the easterly 
line of Lake avenue 
from a point t»n the east- 
erly line of Lake ave- 
nue 400 feet northerly 
of the intersection of the 
north line of East 47th 
street with the easterly 
line of Lake avenue. .. 13.50 

Intersection of East 47th 
street 11.50 

Intersection of Madison 
avenue 10.50 

At a line drawn perpen- 
dicular to the easterly 
line of Lake avenue 
from a point on the 
easterly line of Lake 



16.00 



16.00 



16.00 



16.00 



16.80 



16.80 



13.80 



13.30 



13.30 




13.50 



11.50 



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avenue 500 feet north- 
erly of the intersection 
of the center line of 
East 49th street pro- 
duced east with the 
easterly line of Lake 
avenue 8.50 8.50 

Intersection of Washing- 
ton avenue 8.50 8.50 

At the center line of East 
49th street (produced 
east) 8.50 8.50 

Intersection of East 50th 

street 9.80 9.80 

Intersection of Jefferson 
avenue . . 9.80 9.80 

Intersection of Hyde Park 

boulevard 10.70 10.70 

The above heights as fixed shall be 
measured from the plane of low water 
in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as es- 
tablished by the Trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal, and adopted by 
the late Board of Drainage Commis- 
sioners and by the late Board of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance of July 
11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the cor- 
rected elevation of the Old Lind Block 
bench mark, which determines the base 
or datum for City levels. 

The said roadway of said Lake ave- 
nue between said points and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
said Lake avenue between said points 
(except the intersections of East 42d 
place, East 43d street and East 47th 
street with Lake avenue, and also except 
that part of Lake avenue from a line 
parallel with and eight hundred thirty- 
two and ninety-three one-hundredths 
(832.93) feet southerly o^ the southerly 
line of East 40th street to a line parallel 
with and forty-two and three-tenths 
(42.3) feet northerly of the northerly 
line produced westerly of Lot fourteen 
(14) of Block one (1) of Crane and 
Mead's Subdivision of seven and ninety- 
three one-bundredths (7.93) acres south 
of Cleaverville, bounded on the nortb by 
Cleaverville, on the east by the Illinois 
Central Railroad, on the south by Clin- 
ton avenue and on the west by Lake 
View road, in fractional northwest quar- 
ter (Vi), Section two (2), Township 
thirty-eight (38) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third (3d) Principal 
Meridian), shall be so graded thai after 



being thoroughly puddled and polled 
with a roller of ten ( 10 ) tons weight 
until the roadbeds are thoroughly com- 
pacted, and after the pavement herein- 
after described shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the pavement at 
the center of the finished roadway of said 
Lake avenue, and the center of the fin- 
ished roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said Lake 
avenue shall coincide with the estab- 
lished elevation at center of roadway 
of said Lake avenue hereinbefore de- 
scribed, and the surface of the said fin- 
ished roadways at the summits in the 
gutters between catchbasins and adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of the curb shall 
be four (4) inches below said established 
elevation, and the surface of the finished 
roadways at the catchbasin inlets in the 
gutters adjoining the roadway face of 
the curb shall be twelve (12) inches be- > 
low said established elevation. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of said curb shall be uni- 
form from the summits to the catch- 
basins, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement and 
gutter flags shall be an arc of a circle 
passing throught the said gutter eleva- 
tions and the elevation of the center of 
said finished roadway at every part of 
said Lake avenue, and at every part of 
all intersecting streets, between said 
points. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore 
specified, at the street lines produced of 
said Lake avenue, the surface of the 
finished pavement adjoining the curb 
shall be even with the top of the curb, 
and the surface of the finished pavement 
at the center of the roadway of said al- 
leys shall be three (3) inches below the 
top of the curb, and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pavement 
of the roadway of each of said intersect- 
ing alleys at the street lines produced of 
said Lake avenue shall be an arc of a 
circle passing through the said curb 
grade and the grade of the center of said 
finished roadways. The surface of the 
said pavement thence shall slope gradu- 
ally to meet the gutters hereinbefore 
specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared be- 
tween said points and between said gut- 
ter flags shall be spread a layer of Port- 
land cement concrete six (G) inches in 
thickness. 



Said cement shall be so ground that 






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ninety-two (92) per cent will 
through a standard number one hundred 
(100) sieve having ten thousand (10,- 
000) meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one ( 1 ) part said Portland ce- 
ment and three (3) parts torpedo sand, 
or three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other im- 
purities, exposed to the air for one ( 1 ) 
day and immersed in water for six (6) 
days, shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) pounds 
per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which will stand 
the above test and comply with the above 
requirements, and three (3) part* of 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime- 
stone screenings, free from dirt, dust and \, 
other impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into a mortar 
with the least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone, or other stone which 
shall be equal in quality for concrete 
purposes, of a size that will pass through 
a ring of two (2) inches internal diame- 
ter and be held on a ring of one-half ( y 2 ) 
inch internal diameter, all of which slag 
or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign suostances and drenched 
with water shall then be incorporated 
immediately with the mortar. Each 
batch of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon the sur- 
face of said roadbeds and thoroughly 
compacted by ramming until free mor- 
tar appears on the surface. 

The surface of said layer of concrete 
shall be parallel with and five ( 5 ) inches 
below the top of the creosoted wooden 
blocks when laid as hereinafter described. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above 
specified shall be spread a layer of sand 
in such quantity as to insure when 
compacted a uniform depth of one ( 1 ) 
inch, and upon said layer of sand shall 
be placed blocks of southern long leaf 
yellow pine or tamarack, or other woods 
equally as good for paving purposes. 
Said blocks shall be four (4) inches in 
depth and three and three-fourths (3%) 
inches in width and shall be not less than 
six (6) inches nor more than twelve 
(12) inches in length, with the fiber of 
the wood running in the direction of the 
depth. 

Said blocks shall be made of sound 
timber, and shall be square edged, free 
from bark, shakes, loose or rotten knots, 



red heart, or dead timber, or defects 
which will interfere with the proper lay- 
ing of same. No second growth timber 
shall be used and all blocks must be of 
the same kind of wood. 

Said blocks shall be placed in an air- 
tight chamber, where by means of steam 
and a vacuum pump the sap in the blocks 
shall be vaporized and the moisture in 
them removed. When the blocks are 
thoroughly dry, the wood preserving oil 
hereinafter described shall be admitted 
into the chamber and subjected to a pres- 
sure which shall be maintained until 
sixteen (16) pounds of the oil shall 
have been forced into each cubic foot of 
timber. 

The wood preserving oil shall be creo- 
sote oil, and shall have a specific gravity 
of one and one-tenth (1 1-10) at a tem- 
perature of twenty-five (25) degrees 
Centigrade. When subjected to a dis- 
tilling test at a temperature of three 
hundred and fifteen (315) degrees Cen- 
tigrade, in the manner hereinafter de- 
scribed, it shall lose not more than forty 
( 40 ) per cent by weight. ^ 

The apparatus for distilling the wood 
preserving oil shall consist of a stop- 
pered glass retort having a capacity of 
eight (8) ounces up to the bend of the 
neck of the retort. 

The thermometer shall be placed in 
the retort so that the bulb thereof shall 
be one-half (%) inch above the creosote 
oil in the retort at the commencement of 
the distillation, and this position shall 
be maintained throughout the operation. 

When one hundred (100) grams of the 
oil are placed in the retort thus equipped, 
and heat applied until the thermometer 
registers three hundred and fifteen (315) 
degrees Centigrade, not more than forty 
(40) per cent by weight of said oil shall 
volatilize. 

The blocks shall be laid in parallel 
courses across the said roadways at an 
angle of forty-five (45) degrees with the 
center line thereof, except the intersections 
of all alleys, where said blocks shall be laid 
at right angles to the center line of each 
of said alleys. The courses shall break 
joints alternately, and the blocks shall 
be driven tightly together, except where 
spaces for expansion shall be left, as 
follows : 

The joints parallel with an adjoining 
the roadway face of said gutter flags 
shall be one ( 1 ) inch in width, and at 
intervals of fifty (50) feet along the 






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said roadway the joints running across 
the same shall be one-half (%) inch in 
width. The blocks when set shall be 
rolled with a roller of five (5) tons 
weight until the blocks are well settled 
and made firm. When said blocks are 
firmly bedded in said layer of sand the 
surface of the pavement must be true 
to the form of roadway hereinbefore 
described. All the joints shall be filled 
with a cement grout filler, composed of 
equal parts of the best quality of Port- 
land cement and clean, sharp sand, 
thoroughly mixed and sufficient water 
added to bring the mixture to such a 
consistency as will allow it to run to 
the bottom of the joints between the 
blocks. After said joints are filled to 
the top, the surface shall be finished off 
smoothly with steel brooms. The sur- 
face of the pavement shall then be cov- 
ered to a depth of one-fourth (14) of an 
inch with screened, dry torpedo sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catch- 
basins located in said roadways shall be 
raised or lowered as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the finished 
surface of said pavement; and the sev- 
eral catchbasins located outside of said 
roadways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them conform 
to the established curb grade hereinbe- 
fore described. The several catchbasins 
located on the line of said curb shall be 
raised or lowered and adjusted as may 
be necessary to make them conform to 
the finished surface of said pavement, or 
to said established curb grade, according 
to whether the major part of said catch- 
basin lies within or without the line of 
said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be 
constructed at necessary points in said 
gutters. The catchbasins not located in 
the gutters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of nine (9) 
inches internal diameter laid with best 
quality of natural hydraulic cement mor- 
tar, composed of one (1) part natural 
hydraulic cement and two (2) parts 
clean, sharp sand. Said tile pipe shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free from 
lumps and other imperfections, and 
seven-eighths (%) of an inch thick. 

Twenty-one new catchbasins shall be 
constructed and connected and trapped 
With the sewer in Lake avenue and lo- 
c;i t<<l in the roadway of said Lake ave- 
nue at necessary points adjacent to the 
curb lines. Each of said catchbasins 
shall be seven feet two inches deep, 



measuring from the top of the brick- 
work, and shall have an internal diame- 
ter of four feet at the bottom and to a 
plane five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catchbasins 
shall be eight inches thick and shall 
be built of two courses of sewer brick 
laid edgewise in perpendicular courses, 
upon a floor of pine plank two inches in 
thickness. The top of each of said catch- 
basins shall decrease to two feet internal 
diameter, being drawn in by means of 
nine header courses, the diameter being 
decreased uniformly for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be con- 
nected with the sew r er with tile pipe of 
nine inches internal diameter and shall be ! 
trapped with a half trap also of tile pipe 
of nine inches internal diameter. The 
connection with the sewer where said 
sewer is of brick shall be made in such 
a manner that the top of the nine-inch 
pipe shall be at the elevation of the cen- 
ter of said sewer, and the connection 
with the sewer where said sewer is of 
tile pipe shall be made by means of a 
fifteen inches by nine inches "Y" branch 
where said sewer is of fifteen inches in- i 
ternal diameter, and by means of a twelve 
inches by nine inches "Y" branch 
where said sewer is of twelve inches 
internal diameter. The said trap of I 
each of said catchbasins shall be set so j 
that the elevation of the bottom of the 
inside of the same shall be three feet six \ 
inches above the floor of the catchbasin. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be pro- ' 
vided with a cast-iron cover, with a pro- t 
jecting lip to receive the water from the I 
gutters, each of which covers shall weigh \ 
four hundred and seventy pounds and 
shall be of the same size and pattern as ' 
those used in similar new work by the 
City of Chicago during the year 1902. 
Each of said cast-iron covers shall be 
set so that the top of the same shall co- 
incide with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinbefore described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thoroughly 
burned, well glazed and free from lumps 
and other imperfections, and the standard 
of thickness shall be as follows: For 
nine inch pipe seven-eighths of an inch 
in thickness; for twelve inch pipe one 
inch in thickness ; for fifteen incli pipe 
one and one-eighths inches in thickness. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe 
above referred to shall be laid with the 
best quality of natural hydraulic cement 
mortar, composed of one part natural 



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hydraulic cement and two parts clean, 
sharp sand. 

Said work to be done in a workman- 
like manner under the superintendence 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 
of the Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago, providing for said 
improvement, together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof made by the Engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, be 
and the same are hereby approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement 
shall be made and the cost thereof be 
paid for by special assessment in accord- 
ance with an Act of the General Assem- 
bly of the State of Ilinois, entitled "An 
Act Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the 
amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against 
the property, and also the assessment on 
each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five install- 
ments in the manner provided by the 
statute in such cases made and provided, 
and each of said installments shall bear 
interest at the rate of five per centum 
per annum according to law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of an- 
ticipating the collection of the second 
and succeeding installments of said as- 
sessment for said improvement, bonds 
shall be issued payable out of said in- 
stallments bearing interest at the rate 
of five per centum per annum, pay- 
able annually, and signed by the 
Mayor and by the President of the 
Board of Local Improvements, coun- 
tersigned by the City Comptroller 
and attested by the City Clerk 
under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in 
accordance with and shall in all re- 
spects conform to the provisions of the 
Act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning 
Local Improvements," approved June 
14th, A. D. 1897, and the amendments 
thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to 
file a petition in the Circuit, Superior or 
County Court of Cook County, Illinois, 
in the name of the City of Chicago, pray- 
ing that steps may be taken to levy a 
special assessment for said improvement 



in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance and in the manner prescribed 
by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by Aid. Hey: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — Owing to the fact that I 
am a member of the standing Committee 
on Health, before which the question of 
tuberculin testing of cows and. pasteuri- 
zation of milk will come for determina- 
tion, I deem it improper for me to act as 
a member of the commission lately ap- 
pointed by His Honor, the Mayor, and 
approved by your Honorable Body, for 
the purpose of passing on said questions. 

Inasmuch as I would thereby be called 
upon to prejudge the subject before the 
same came before the regular committee 
for action ; 

Waiving the question of delegating 
this matter to a commission, it seems 
to me that the members thereof ought to 
be wholly impartial and free from bias, 
either from self-interest or preconceived 
opinion, and should be composed of com- 
petent persons resident of Chicago, who 
have a personal concern in the well-being 
of its people and should not include any 
city official nor any person whose opin- 
ion has heretofore been expressed on the 
subject, I therefore hereby respectfully 
tender my resignation as a member of 
said commission. 

(Signed) Jacob A. Hey, 

Alderman Twenty -third Ward. 

Aid. Emerson moved to accept the said 
resignation. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion submitted the following report, 



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May 23, 1910. 



which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation, to whom was referred (March 14, 
1910, page 3430, recommitted April 13, 
1910). an ordinance authorizing the Chi- 
cago Railways Company to construct an 
extension of its street railway line in 
Grand avenue, from 51st avenue to Ful- 
lerton avenue, thence on Fullerton ave- 
nue to Grand avenue and thence on 
Grand avenue to 72d avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance passed June 29, 
1908, authorizing the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company to construct, maintain 
and operate extensions of its street 
railway system in and along Grand 
avenue, from North 51st avenue to 
North 72d avenue, and in and along 
40th avenue, from Madison street to 
Grand avenue, all in accordance with 
the terms and conditions of the ordi- 
nance of the Oity of Chicago to said 
Company, passed February 11th, 1907. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago on June 29, 1908, "authorizing the 
Chicago Railways Company to construct, 
maintain and operate extensions of its 
street railway system in and along 
Grand avenue, from North 51st avenue 
to North 72d avenue, and in and along 
40th avenue, from Madison street to 
Grand avenue, all in accordance with the 
terms and conditions of the ordinance 
of the City of Chicago to said company, 
passed February 11th, 1907", be and the 
same is hereby amended by inserting 
therein a new section to be known as 
"Section 1%" and to read as follows: 

"Section \y.>. On account of the 
unimproved condition of the roadway 
in that portion of Grand avenue lying 
between North 00th avenue and North 
72d avenue, the said Chicago Railways 
Company is hereby authorized to lay 
down and operate thereon, until other- 
wise directed by the Board of Super- 
vising Engineers provided for in the 
said ordinance of February 11th, 1907, 



or by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, temporary tracks of such 
character as may be prescribed by the 
said Board of Supervising Engineers, 
but shall take up said tracks and sub- 
stitute therefor permanent tracks and 
other construction, in accordance with 
the provisions of said ordinance of 
February 11th, 1907, whenever required 
to do so by the said Board of Super- 
vising Engineers, or by the City Coun- 
cil of the Qity of Chicago." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
acceptance by the Chicago Railways 
Company, under its corporate seal; pro- 
vided, that if said company shall not 
file its formal acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, and of all its terms and conditions 
within thirty (30) days from the pas- 
sage hereof, then all rights and privi- 
leges hereby granted shall be wholly 
null and void and of no effect. 



(Signed) 



Very respectfully, 
John A. Richert, 
Acting Chairman. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (May 9, 1910, page 181), 
an ordinance prohibiting the admission to 
theaters or other places of amusement 
(except at times when the general public, 
is admitted) of any person under six- 
teen years of age, unless accompanied by 
some adult relative, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance: 

an ordinance 
Prohibiting the admission of minors to 

theatres or other places of amusement 

during certain time. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation li- 
te used under the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago to conduct any place wherein 
entertainments of the first, second or 



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217 



third class, as defined by the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago, are offered, op- 
erated, presented or exhibited for gain 
or for admission to which the public is 
required to pay a fee, or the agent or 
employe of such person, firm or corpora- 
tion, or the person, firm or corporation 
in charge or control of such place of 
amusement, or his or its employe or 
agent, to permit any minor female or 
male under the age of sixteen years, un- 
less she or he be employed in or about 
such place of amusement, or under the 
age of fourteen years when she or he be 
not so employed, to remain therein dur- 
ing any time when such place is not 
open to the public in connection with 
a public performance given therein, un- 
less such female or male person is ac- 
companied by one of her or his parents, 
or by some other adult relative. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating Section 1 of this ordi- 
nance shall be fined not less than one 
dollar nor more than two hundred dol- 
lars for each offense. Any person falsely 
representing himself or herself as the 
parent or adult relative of any female 
minor or male minor under the age of 
sixteen years shall be fined not less than 
ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 16, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (May 2, 1910, page 75) 
an ordinance amending Section 1064 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905, concerning lights in halls of 
tenements, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the said ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Building De- 
partment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 






Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled'. 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (February 14, 1910, page 
3124), a resolution from peddlers' asso- 
ciations asking the repeal of the ordi- 
nance prohibiting the crying of wares 
on the public streets and alleys, and a 
communication (referred February 14,. 
1910, page 3124), from the Greek Ped- 
lers' Protective Association, protesting 
against the enforcement of the said ordi- 
nance, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said resolution and com- 
munication be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows : 

Chicago, May 16, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (April 13, 1910, page 
13), communication from Dr. John J. 
Millar, asking authority to place in pub- 
lic places drinking cups for small ani- 
mals, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the said communication be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 



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May 23, 1910. 



Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Ryan, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (May 9, 1910, page 175), 
an ordinance providing for the regulation 
of the issuance of special permits for the 
sale of liquors ("bar permits") at public 
gatherings, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the said ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Mayor of the City of 

Chicago to issue "bar permits." 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. The Mayor of the City of 
Chicago is authorized and empowered up- 
on written application, accompanied by 
a good and sufficient bond and the pay- 
ment of a fee as hereinafter provided, to 
issue a bar permit for the sale or dis- 
pensing at retail, of vinous and malt li- 
quors, to any corporation, voluntary as- 
sociation or society of persons organized 
in good faith for fraternal education or 
charitable purposes, or to any person or 
persons for such sale or dispensing at 
retail of vinous and malt liquors at any 
gathering or entertainment held by any 
such corporation, voluntary association 
or society. 

Section 2. The applicant for such 
permit shall furnish proof to the satis- 
faction of the Mayor of the good charac- 
ter and reputable standing of said so- 
ciety or corporation, and also as to the 
respectability of the gathering for which 
said bar permit is sought. And nothing 
herein contained shall be construed to 
authorize the issuance of bar permits to 
persons or alleged pleasure clubs or cor- 
porations for the sale of intoxicating li- 
quors at dance halls where disreputable 
persons gather and young boys and girls 
are lured to vice and crime. 

Section 3. Said corporations, socie- 



ties and organizations respectively de- 
scribed in Section 1 hereof shall each be 
entitled to receive not to exceed six per- 
mits in each calendar year, nor shall 
more than six permits be issued in each 
calendar year to any person or persons 
for such sales at any such gathering or 
entertainment held by any one of such 
corporations, voluntary associations or 
societies, and such permits shall not be 
granted for a longer time than from 
three o'clock P. M. until three o'clock 
A. M., and the fee to be paid therefor 
shall be six dollars in advance, and the 
bond required by Section 1 shall be exe- 
cuted to the City of Chicago, and con- 
ditioned the same as a city bar permit 
bond heretofore used by the City Col- 
lector. The City Collector shall report 
to the City Council at every regular 
meeting a complete list of the special 
bar permits issued hereunder since the 
last Council meeting. Whenever a dance 
is to be held at any gathering, licensed 
as hereinbefore stated, a police officer 
shall be detailed, whose duty it shall be 
to see that none of the city ordinances 
for the maintenance of good order and de- 
cency is violated. The sum of $3.00 of 
said $6.00 fees shall be set aside for 
the payment of such police detail. 

Section 4. Any and all ordinances of 
the City of Chicago so far as they are in 
conflict with any of the provisions of this 
ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. F. Ryan, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (April 2G, 1909, page 139), 
a petition from peddlers asking a reduc- 
tion of license fee, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said petition be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Wm. F. Ryan, 

Chairman. 



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219 



Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (December 20, 1910, page 
2368) an order for the preparation of an 
ordinance giving the Mayor the power to 
grant free licenses to entertainments 
given for the benefit of charitable or 
religious institutions, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the said order 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. F. Ryan, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (May 2, 1910, page 30), a 
communication from agents of circuses 
concerning uniform legislation on this 
subject, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said communication be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. F. Ryan, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



submitted a re- 



The same committee 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (January 24, 1910, page 
2843), an order for the preparation of 
an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of 
licenses for the sale of spirituous, malt, 
vinous or intoxicating liquors in any 
place where drugs are sold, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said 
order be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. F. Ryan, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Cermak, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (May 9th, 1910, page 140) 
requests for appropriation of $12,000 for 
Burnside School and $9,000 for Rose Hill 
School, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the amounts shown op- 
posite the names of schools hereinafter 
mentioned in this order be and the same 
are hereby appropriated, and the Comp- 
troller is authorized and directed to set 
aside the said amounts from the unap- 
propriated balance of the building ac- 
counts for the purposes stated: 

Burnside School, $12,000 for new toilet 
rooms ; 

Rose Hill School, $9,000 for erection 
of an addition of four class rooms, 



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May 23, 1910. 



toilet rooms and a new heating and 
ventilating plant. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. J. Cermak, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (Mar. 28, 1910, page 3683), 
requests to acquire site for Senn High 
School, site for school at Central Park 
and Drake avenues and Grace street, 
also property adjoining Thorp, Swing, 
Newberry, Belding, Gresham, Hayt, Har- 
per, Patrick Henry, Wentworth Schools, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Education 
be and it is hereby authorized to ac- 
quire title, under the eminent domain 
law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: 

A tract of land containing approxi- 
mately ten acres, bounded on the east 
by South port avenue, on the west by 
Perry street, on the north by Fransz 
avenue, and on the south by Francis 
street, for a new site for the erection of 
the proposed Senn High School. 

Lots 1 to 20, both inclusive, in R. F. 
Bickerdike's Subdivision of the North 
y 2 of Block 6 of Bickerdike's second ad- 
dition to Irving Park, being a subdivision 
of the W. % of the S. % of the N. E. 
V4, etc., Section 23-40-13, together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon, 
having a frontage of 298.95 feet front- 
age on Central Park avenue, southeast 
corner Grace street, by a depth of 125.54 
feet; also 298.95 feet frontage on Drake 
avenue, southwest corner Grace street, by 
a depth of 125.44 feet, for a new school 
site. 

.Lots 1 to 0, both inclusive; also Lot 
41, of Block 37, in South Chicago, etc., 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, having a frontage of 25 
feet on Superior avenue, by a depth of 
1 to feet, south of and adjoining the pres- 
ent J. N. Thorp School premises; also 
155 feet frontage on Buffalo avenue, by 



a depth of 140 feet, southwest corner 
89th street, east of and adjacent to the 
present Thorp School premises. 

Sub-Lots 5, 6, 7 and 11 of Lot 1 of 
Block 45, in Canal Trustees' Subdivision 
of W. y 2 , Section 21-39-14, and so much 
of the S. E. 14 as lies west of the south 
branch of the Chicago River; also Sub- 
Lot 9, in Sherman's Subdivision of Lot 
22, in Hageman, Sherman & Schmidt's 
Subdivision of Lots 12, 13 asd 14, Sub- 
division of Lot 1, Block 45, C. T. Sub- 
division of W. y 2 , Section 21-39-14, etc., 
together with all buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, having a frontage of 24 
feet on String street, by a depth of 122.55 
feet, north of and adjoining the Swing 
School premises, also 30 feet frontage on 
South Jefferson street by a depth of 90.3 
feet south of and adjoining school prop- 
erty; also 101.2 feet frontage on South 
Jefferson street, north of and adjoining 
the present Swing School property. 

The south 20 feet of the N. E. % 
of the N. 16y 2 feet of the S. E. % of 
Lot 18, also S. E. 14, N. E. y 4 of Lot 18, 
in Block 2 in Sheffield's Addition to Chi- 
cago, together with all buildings and im- 
provements thereon, having a frontage 
of 20 feet on Orchard street, by a depth 
of about 130 feet, north of and adjoining 
the present Newberry School premises." 

Lots 13, 16 and 17, in Block 11, in 
Irving Park, being the S. E. % of Sec- 
tion 15, and the N. %, N. E. }4 of Sec- 
tion 22-40-13, also Sub-Lots 1 and 6 in F. 
Centner's Re-Subdivision of Lots 20, 21 
and 24, in Block, 11, etc., together with 
all buildings and improvements thereon, 
being 190 feet frontage on North 42d 
court, by a depth of 155.69 feet, south of 
and adjoining the present Belding School 
premises. 

Lots 36 to 46, both inclusive, in Block 
7, in Bellamy's Subdivision of the north 
40 acres, of the south 60 acres, of E. y 2 , 
S. E. i/t of Section 32-38-14, having a 
frontage of 272 feet on South Peoria 
street, by a depth of 125 feet, west of 
and adjacent to the present Gresham 
School premises, together with all build- 
ings and improvements thereon. 

Lots 71 and 72 in Edgewater Park, a 
subdivision of the N. W. y 4 of the N. W. 
y 4 (except the north 26 rods and 11 feet 
thereof), of Section 5-40-14, together 
with all buildings and improvements 
thereon, having a frontage of 100 foot on 
Granville avenue by a depth of 135.48 
feet west of and "adjoining the Hayt 
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The north 13 feet of Lot 34, and all 
of Lots 35 and 36; also Lots 13, 14 and 
the north 14 feet of Lot 15, all in Vail's 
Subdivision of Block 37, in South Lynne, 
a subdivision of North y 2 of Section 19- 
38-14, having a frontage of 63 feet on 
ITonore street, by a depth of 125 feet; 
also 64 feet frontage on South Wood 
street by a depth of 125 feet, south of 
and adjacent to the Harper School prem- 
ises, together with all buildings and im- 
provements thereon. 

Lots 36 to 48, both inclusive, in Block 
12, in Mamerow's Boulevard Addition to 
Irving Park, being a subdivision of the 
west y 2 of the west % of the S. E. % 
of Section 14-40-13, together with all 
buildings and improvements thereon, hav- 
ing a frontage of 323.64 feet on Drake 
avenue, S. E. corner West Cullom avenue, 
west of and adjacent to the present Pat- 
rick Henry School premises. 

Unsubdivided property, having a front- 
age of 200 feet on Morgan street by a 
depth of approximately 141 feet on West 
70th street, west of and adjoining the 
present D. S. Wentworth School prem- 
ises, together with all buildings and im- 
provements thereon. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) A. J. Cermak, 

Chairman. 






GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Prin- 
gle, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 12, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (May 
2, 1910, page 61) an ordinance amending 
an ordinance passed February 1, 1909, 
concerning wires and apparatus used for 
conducting or generating electricity, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the said ordinance: 
an ordinance 
Amending an ordinance concerning wires 

and apparatus used for generating or 

conducting electricity. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council of the City of Chi- 



cago February 1, 1909, and appearing in 
the Council Proceedings of said date on 
pages 2605 to 2656, inclusive, as sub- 
sequently amended November 15, 1909, 
be, and the same is hereby amended as 
follows : 

Section 2. That Paragraph 5 be 
amended by striking out clauses (a) and 
(b) and substituting in lieu thereof the 
words: "Where lightning arresters are 
used, the following provisions of this 
paragraph must be complied with." 

Section 3. That clause (f) of Para- 
graph 12 be amended by striking out the 
words : "All joints and clamps must be 
soldered"; that said Paragraph be fur- 
ther amended by striking out the word: 
"must", appearing in the second line of 
Clause (h), and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words: "hereafter strung shall". 

Section 4. That clause (c) of Para- 
graph 14 be amended by inserting after 
the word "conductors", appearing in 
the 6th and 7th lines of said clause, the 
following words: "provided, however, 
where a standard splicing device main- 
tains the joint mechanically and elec- 
trically secure, the same may be used 
without solder"; that said clause be 
further amended by striking out the 
words: "All joints must be soldered", 
appearing in the last line of said clause. 
Section 5. That clause (c) of Para- 
graph 19 be amended by striking out the 
words: "a wire netting having a mesh 
not exceeding 1*4 inches around the 
globe, and", appearing in the second, 
third and fourth lines of said clause. 

Section 6. That clause (a) of Para- 
graph 64 be amended so as to read as 
follows : 

(a) Outside wires in signalling 
systems must be run in underground 
ducts or strung on poles. Where 
wires enter buildings, they may be 
supported on the roofs thereof, pro- 
vided such wires are placed and main- 
> tained not less than seven (7) feet 
above said roofs. Wires hereafter 
strung shall not be placed on the same 
cross arm with electric light or power 
wires. Wires must not occupy the same 
duct, manhole or hand-hole of conduit 
system with electric light or power 
wires unless placed and maintained on 
opposite sides of the manhole or hand- 
hole, or unless a brick, tile or concrete 
partition is interposed between signal- 
ling wires and electric light or power 
wires. No smaller wire than No. 12 
Brown & Sharpe gage hard drawn cop- 



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per or standard steel cored copper 
shall be placed on outside lines, except 
where bunched in cables or in twisted 
pairs. No. 22 Brown & Sharpe gage 
wire may be used in cables, and No. 14 
Brown & Sharpe gage wire in twisted 
pairs. 
Section 7. That clauses (c) and (d) 

of Paragraph 65A be amended so as to 

read as follows: 

(c) Top reel must be encased in 
a steel box with a hole at the bottom 
only large enough for the film to pass 
through, and with cover so arranged 
that this hole can be instantly closed. 
An opening may be placed in the maga- 
zine to take out the film, with a self- 
closing door, provided with a spring 
latch to hold it securely in place when 
closed. The use of solder is prohibited 
in the construction of this box. 

(d) The film after being shown 
must be run on to an automatic take- 
up device of standard design. The 
reel of this device must be placed in a 
steel magazine with a hole at the top 
only la'rge enough for the film to pass 
through, and with cover so arranged 
that burning film cannot transmit fire 
to the film within the magazine. An 
opening may be placed in the maga- 
zine to take out the film, with a self- 
closing door provided with a spring 
latch to hold it securely in place 
when closed. No solder shall be used 
in the construction of this box. Pro- 
vided, however, a steel receiving tank 
may be used in lieu of the take-up de- 
vice. This tank must be so constructed 
that the film must enter the receiving 
tank through a metal enclosure, ex- 
tending upward from the top of re- 
ceiving tank in such a manner as to 
protect the film after exposure, and 
must be equipped at the top with a set 
of rollers so arranged that burning 
film cannot enter the tank. An open- 
ing may be placed at the side of the 
box to take the film out, with a door 
hung at the top so arranged that it 
cannot be entirely opened, and pro- 
vided with spring catch to hold it se- 
curely in place when closed. No solder 
should be used in the construction of 
this box. Fire guards must be pro- 
vided below upper reel, and above 
lower reel where take-up devices are 
used. 

Section 8. That clause (c) of Para- 
graph 08 be amended by inserting after 
the word: "bolt", appearing in the fifth 



line of said clause, the words: "not less 
than five-eighths of an inch in diameter"; 
that clause (d) of said Paragraph be 
amended by inserting after the word: 
"bolt", appearing in the seventh line 
of said clause, the words-, "not less than 
five-eighths of an inch in diameter"; 
that clause (e) of said paragraph be 
amended by inserting after the word: 
"bolts," appearing in the seventh line 
of said clause, the words: "not less than 
five-eighths of an inch in diameter"; 
that clause (g) of said paragraph be 
amended by striking out the word and 
figure: "one-quarter (%)", appearing 
in the eleventh line of said clause, and 
inserting in lieu thereof the word: 
"three-eighths"; that clause (h) of said 
Paragraph 68 be amended by striking 
out the last sentence of said clause and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words : "Turn 
buckles of suitable size must be provided 
for all supporting cables or chains. Side 
guys may have turn buckles on one side 
of the sign only." 

Section 9. That Paragraph 68 be 
further amended by striking out clauses 
( i ) to ( w ) , both inclusive, and by in- f 
serting in lieu thereof clauses (i) to (m), 
both inclusive, so as to read as follows: 

(i) Wires.) Wires for all illumi- 
nated signs must have a standard in- 
sulating covering, and all joints or 
splices must be thoroughly covered 
with a standard insulating paint. All 
wires must have ample carrying ca- 
pacity as provided in Paragraph 16 
hereof. 

Where entering wood or metal work 
the wires must be protected by non- 
combu/stible, non-absorbtive insulat- 
ing tubes substantially secured to pre- 
vent slipping out of place, and, on 
outside signs, must have drip loops 
where entering weather frame. 

Where the distance between wires 
of opposite polarity is less than one 
and one-half (iy 2 ) inches they must 
have supports every twelve (12) 
inches or less, and where the distance 
between wires of opposite polarity is 
one and one-half {iy 2 ) inches or 
greater, they must have supports 
every two and one-half (2%) feet or 
less. Wires must be supported on 
porcelain knobs or cleats which sepa- 
rate them not less than one-half (%) 
of an inch from the nearest surface; 
provided, however, that where wires 
of like polarity contain no joints or 
splices, they may be bunched if placed 



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in standard flexible tubing and the 
ends of the tubing taped and com- 
pounded. 

For connecting portable signs, wires 
must be stranded and must have a 
standard insulating covering. 

(j) Sockets and Receptacles.) 
Sockets and receptacles must be of 
standard design, and, when substan- 
tially protected from the weather, 
may be of the open clip type. A 
clearance of not less than one-quarter 
( y 4 ) of an inch must be maintained 
between the live clip and the surround- 
ing material and the wires must be 
soldered to the clip and the joint 
thoroughly covered with a standard 
insulating paint. 

Sockets and receptacles when ex- 
posed to the weather must be water- 
proof and must have no outside con- 
tacts. 

(k) Switches, Cutouts and Corn- 
mutating Devices.) Switches, cutouts 
and commutating devices and all simi- 
lar devices and equipments must' be 
of standard designs mounted on bases 
of non- combustible, non-absorbtive in- 
sulating material, and must be placed 
in a standard cutout cabinet; pro- 
vided, however, that where the sign is 
outside of a building and fused 
switches, cutouts or commutating de- 
vices are placed within the sign, the 
baseboard must be thoroughly painted 
with at least two (2) coats of stand- 
ard insulating paint and no asbestos 
shall be used. The mains feeding the 
sign must be controlled by a switch 
and the operation of such switch must 
disconnect all the wires. Single pole 
switches shall not be used. 

( 1 ) Commutating devices must be 
mechanical and so arranged that they 
will operate standard switches, or 
their equal, and drums used in con- 
nection with such mechanism must not 
be in electrical connection with any 
part of the circuit. 

(m) Lamps.) Lamps must not be 
enclosed with bunting or other com- 
bustible material, and readily inflam- 
mable material must not be placed 
in closer proximity to lamps than one 
(1) inch. 

Section 10. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage, approval and due publica- 
tion. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (March 21, 1910, 
page 3616) Ordinance granting Chicago 
Packing Box Company permission to 
construct and maintain switch track, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute 
ordinance with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Chicago Packing Box 
Company of Illinois, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to lay down, con- 
struct and maintain a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the now 
existing tracks of said Chicago Packing 
Box Company of Illinois on the west- 
erly side of Sangamon street at a point 
about one hundred and twenty (120) 
feet north of the north line of Cornell 
street; thence running in a northerly 
and easterly direction on a curve along 
the westerly side of Sangamon street 
for a distance of two hundred and fifty- 
five (255) feet, as shown in green and 
marked "CD" upon blue print hereto at- 
tached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine October 17th, 1929, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said street 
occupied by said switch track to a con- 



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dition safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said street in 
the same block, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantee shall fail to re- 
store said street at the termination of 
said privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction' and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one hundred fifty-two and fifty 
one-hundredths ($152.50) dollars per 
annum in advance, each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges here- 
in granted shall terminate and this or- 
dinance become null and void, if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular 'the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise 
como againsi said City in consequence 
of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or tiling done 

by the grantee herein by virtue of the 

authority herein granted. Said bond 



and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned shall 
be filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 17, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (February 7, 1010, 
page 3092) ordinance granting N. K. 
Fairbank Company switch track across 
20th street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to The N. K. Fairbank Com- . 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to maintain and operate as now 
constructed a single railroad switch 
track across Twentieth street at a point 
about one hundred seventy (170) feet 
east of the east line of Purple street ; also 
to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed a single railroad switch track 
across Twentieth place from a point on 
the north line thereof about one hundred 
sixty-eight (108) feet east of the east 
line of Purple street to a point on the 
south line thereof about one hundred 
sixty five (165) feet east of the east line 
of Purple street, as shown in red upon 
hi ne print hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and an- 



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thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine January 28th, 1930, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said streets as are occu- 
pied by said switch tracks in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
isaid streets occupied by said switch 
tracks to a condition safe for public 
travel, similar to the remaining portion 
of said streets in the same block, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. If said grantee 
shall fail to restore said streets at the 
termination of said privileges, then the 
work shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by the said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tracks herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of eighty-eight dollars ($88.00) per 
annum in advance, each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of January 29th, 1910, and each succeed- 
ing payment annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said gran- 
tee, its successors or assigns, shall fail 
to promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 



penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000), with sureties to be approved by the 
{Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful 
observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance, and conditioned fur- 
ther to indemnify, keep and save harm- 
less the City of Chicago against all lia- 
bilities, judgments, costs, damages and 
expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said City from or by rea- 
son or on account of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties -thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned shall 
be filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

( Signed ) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Tour Committee, on Local Industries, 
to whom was recommitted (April 13, 
1910, page 3845) ordinance granting 
Ferguson & Lange Foundry Company 
switch track in Hawthorne avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance, with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Ferguson & Lange Foun- 









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dry Company, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway in Hawthorne avenue at a point 
about two hundred (200) feet north- 
westerly of the northwesterly line of 
Willow street; thence running on a curve 
in a southeasterly direction along and 
across Hawthorne avenue for a distance 
of about one hundred and thirty (130) 
feet into and across private property 
situated east of Hawthorne avenue and 
north of Willow street; thence along 
Willow street for a distance of about 
two hundred and thirty (230) feet to a 
point at about the westerly line of Marcy 
street, as shown' in red upon blue print 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine May 31st, 1929, and this ordi- 
nance shall at any time before the ex- 
piration thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Willow street as is oc- 
cupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Willow street as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. If said gran- 
tee shall fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago, and the cost and expense of do- 
ing such work shall be paid by said gran- 
tee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall he subject to nil existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 



shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of two hundred and five dollars 
($205.00) per annum, in advance, each 
and every year during the life of this 
ordinance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of June 1st, 1909, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges here- 
in granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said gran- 
tee, its successors or assigns, shall fail 
to promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
Ifurther to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and 
expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the au- 
thority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch track which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without 
authority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 



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the City Clerk within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (March 14, 1910, 
page 3429) ordinance vacating alley in 
George LilPs Sheridan Road Addition to 
Chicago, Section 8-40-14, between Ains- 
lie street, Evanston avenue, Lawrence 
avenue and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul Railroad Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west sixteen (16) foot public alley south 
of and adjoining the south line of Lot 
three (3) in subdivision of Lot fifty- 
two (52) and parts of Lots fifty-one 
(51) and fifty-three (53) with vacated 
alley, all in George LilPs Sheridan Road 
Addition to Chicago in southeast frac- 
tional quarter (S. E. Frac. ^4) of Sec- 
tion eight (8), Township forty (40) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; also the north 
two hundred forty-one (241) feet, more 
or less, of the north and south sixteen 
(16) foot public alley west of and ad- 
joining the west line of Lot fifty-one 
(51) in George Lill's Sheridan Road Ad- 
dition to Chicago aforementioned; said 
parts of said alleys being further de- 
scribed as all of the first east and west 
public alley south of Ainslie street and 
the north two hundred forty-one (241) 
feet, more or less, of the north and south 
public alley in the block bounded on the 
north by Ainslie street, on the south by 
Lawrence avenue, on the east by the 
right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway and on the west 
by Evanston avenue, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be Va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, which 



plat for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance George Lill 
shall dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as an alley the north six- 
teen (16) feet of Lot fifty-eight (58) 
of George Lill's Sheridan Road Addition? 
to Chicago aforementioned; also a tri- 
angular portion of said Lot fifty-eight 
(58) described as follows, to-wit: Be- 
ginning on the east line of said Lot fifty- 
eight (58) sixteen (16) feet south of 
the north line thereof; thence south along 
the east line of said Lot fifty-eight (58) 
a distance of five (5) feet; thence north- 
westerly to a point sixteen (16) feet 
south of the north line and five (5) feet 
west of. the east line of said Lot fifty- 
eight (58) ; thence east in a straight 
line to place of beginning, as colored in 
yellow and indicated by the words "To 
be Dedicated" on the aforementioned 
plat; and further shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of thirteen hundred one and forty 
one-hundredths dollars ($1,301.40) to- 
ward a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
of said alleys; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days of the pasage of this or- 
dinance deposit, if necessary, with the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient in the 
judgment of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to construct sidewalk and 
curb across entrance to the alley herein 
vacated and curb and pave return into 
the alley herein dedicated, similar to the 
sidewalk, curbing and paving in Evans- 
ton avenue, between Ainslie street and 
Lawrence avenue. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said George Lill 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance and a plat, properly 
executed and acknowledged, showing the 
dedication and vacation herein provided 
for. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



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May 2:5, l'.HO. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Krumholz, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
(May 2, 1910, page 73) an ordinance 
granting permission to Wendelin Meyer 
& Sons to erect and maintain an orna- 
mental clock at No. 434 West Chicago 
avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leaye to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance be passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing Wendelin Meyer & Sons to 
maintain an ornamental clock oppo- 
site their place of business located at 
No. 434 West Chicago avenue. • 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Wendelin Meyer & Sons (a 
corporation), its successors and assigns 
to erect and maintain an ornamental 
clock opposite its place of business lo- 
cated at No. 434 West Chicago avenue, 
said clock to be constructed according 
to plans approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
a copy of which plans shall be kept on 
file in the office of the said Commissioner, 
and said clock shall be constructed in a 
safe and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. Said 
clock shall not exceed 12 feet in height, 
and the base thereof shall not exceed 21 
inches by 21 inches in size. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, or 
at any time prior thereto in the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. In case of the ter- 
mination of the privileges herein granted, 
by lapse of time or by the exercise of the 
Mayor's discretion, said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall remove said 
clock without cost or expense to the City, 
under the supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 



Section 3. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works; and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, costs, damage, or expense of any 
kind whatsoever, which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City, from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason of any act or thing done under 
or by authority of the permission herein 
given, and conditioned further, to observe 
and perform all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance, said grantee, its successors and 
assigns, shall at all times maintain said 
clock in a manner satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, pro- 
vided, however, that unless the grantee 
heroin shall file the bond as herein pro- 
vided and its written acceptance of this 
ordinance within sixty (60) days after 
the passage hereof, then this ordinance 
shall be void and for naught held. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) August Krumholz, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Reading, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 



May 23, 1910. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



22f 



(April 13, 1910, page 3793) an order di- 
recting the issuance to Frank Martinek 
of a permit for the erection of a tem- 
porary one-story waiting station at Ran- 
dolph street and Michigan avenue, having 
had the same under, advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the said order: 

Ordered,' That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank 
Martinek to build a temporary one- 
story waiting station, 20 by 30 
feet at the intersection of Ran- 
dolph street and Michigan avenue, abut- 
ting on Lake Michigan at the foot of 
Randolph street, the enclosing walls of 
said building to be of corrugated iron 
and no combustible material to be used 
in the construction of the same, said per- 
mit to be subject to revocation and said 
temporary structure to be removed on 
thirty days' notice, as per the terms 
of a lease from the City of Chicago to 
said Frank Martinek, dated April 6, 
1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. ' 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was recom- 
mitted (April 13, 1910, page 3845) 
a recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks . Indiana 
avenue, from 39th street to 51st street, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
approval of the said estimate and the 
passage of the said ordinance. [Recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance pub- 
lished June 21, 1909, pages 694 to 702, 
Journal of the Proceedings.] 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



Aid. Reading, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(May 9, 1910, page 184) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
Helen L. Carter and Frank C. Weber to 
lay cement sidewalk, remove curb and 
widen roadway adjoining the premises 
at No. 607-623 West 63d street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the said ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk in West Sixty-third 
street and the widening of the roadway 
in conformity therewith. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted Helen L. Carter and Frank 
C. Weber, the owners of the abutting 
property, to lay a cement sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 607-623 
inclusive, West Sixty-third street. Said 
sidewalk shall be of a uniform width of 
ten feet or of a width equal to the width 
of the sidewalk in Sixty-third street in 
the Western Indiana Railway Company's 
subway in said street. 

Permission and authority are also 
given and granted to the said Helen 
L. Carter and Frank C. Weber to remove 
the curb and widen the roadway ad- 
joining the aforesaid premises to con- 
form with said sidewalk as herein pro- 
vided. 

Section 2. All cost of constructing 
said sidewalk, removing and replacing 
curb and improving roadway covered by 
the existing sidewalk to as good a con- 
dition as the roadway of said street in 
the same block, shall be borne by the 
grantees herein, and all of the work 
herein authorized shall be done to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. All of the work herein au- 
thorized shall be completed on or be- 
fore July 1, 1910, and in the event of a 
default in this provision of the ordinance 
it is expresly stipulated and agreed that 
the Commissioner of Public Works mav 



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May 23, 1910. 



do or cause to be done, complete or cause 
to be completed the work herein author- 
ized, at the expense of the grantees which 
cost and expense the grantees expressly 
agree to pay, or the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works may, in the event of a failure 
upon the part of the grantees herein to 
carry out the provisions of this ordi- 
nance in accordance with its terms, re- 
store said sidewalk, curb and roadway 
to a condition similar to the condition 
of said sidewalk, curb and roadway prior 
to the passage of this ordinance, at the 
expense of the grantees herein, which 
cost and expense the grantees herein 
expresly agree to pay. 

Section 4. Before any work shall be 
done under the authority of this ordi- 
nance a permit shall be duly issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
the grantees herein expressly agree to 
pay all costs in and about the issuance 
of the same, together with all costs of 
inspection of said work, as is provided 
for by the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage; provided, however, that the 
grantees herein shall within thirty (30) 
days of the passage of this ordinance file 
with the City Clerk their acceptance of 
this ordinance in writing; if said accept- 
ance be not filed within the time afore- 
said, then this ordinance shall be void 
and for naught held. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 4, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(March 14, 1910, page 3416) ordinance 
granting permission to Gibson Fruit 
Company to install iron pipe under. alley 
between Lake and South Water streets, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation : 
Be it ordainca by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Gibson Fruit Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and as- 
signs, to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed a one and one-half-inch (iy 2 ") 
iron pipe containing electric wires under 
the surface of the east and west alley be- 
tween Lake street and South Water 
street at a point about one hundred and 
twenty-five (125) feet east of Clark 
street, connecting the buildings known 
as No. 131 South Water street and No. 
114 Lake street. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor, whereupon this or- 
dinance shall become null and void. This 
ordinance shall be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal at any time, 
and in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the pipe herein au- 
thorized shall be removed by the gran- 
tee, its successors or assigns, unless this 
ordinance shall be renewed, and if so re- 
moved said alleys shall be restored to 
their proper condition, to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, so that the portion of said alley 
where said pipe shall have been located 
shall be put in the same condition and 
safe for public travel as the remaining 
portion of said alley in the same block, 
at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
its successors or assigns, without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, its succes- 
sors or assigns, shall at all times keep 
the surface of the alley over the said 
pipe in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and safe 
for public travel. 

Section 5. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit authorizing same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the condi- 



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231 



tions and provisions of this ordinance, 
and conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against all liabilities, judgments, 
costs, damages and expenses which may 
in any wise come against said City in 
consequence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 6. The grantee herein, its 
successors or assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) 
per annum during the life of this ordi- 
nance, the first payment to be made as 
of the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter. It is hereby made an 
express provision of this ordinance that 
the privileges herein granted shall ter- 
minate and this ordinance become null 
and void if said grantee, its successors 
and assigns, shall fail to promptly pay 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that the 
grantee herein shall file its written ac- 
ceptance of the same and the bond here- 
inabove' provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(March 21, 1910, page 3607) ordinance 
granting permission to Bryan Lathrop 
to maintain vault under alley, having 



had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation: 

an ordinance 
Granting authority to Bryan Lathrop 
to construct and maintain a vault to 
be used as a coal bin and ash pit un- 
derneath the surface of the east and 
west alley in the block bounded by 
East 23d street, Indiana avenue, East 
24th street and Michigan avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permision and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Bryan Lathrop, his heirs, 
executors and assigns to construct and 
maintain a vault to be used as a coal 
bin and ash pit under the surface of the 
east and west alley in the block bounded 
by East 23d street, Indiana avenue, East 
24th street and Michigan avenue, the 
portion so to be used extending east 
from the east line of Michigan avenue 
approximately 113 feet and 5 inches, ad- 
joining premises known as 2347-53 Michi- 
gan avenue. Said vault shall not ex- 
ceed 20 feet, 7 inches in length, 7 feet, 
6 inches in width and shall not be more 
than 16 feet in depth, and shall be con- 
structed according to plans to be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which shall at all times remain on file 
in the Department of Public Works. 
Said vault shall be constructed in a safe 
and workmanlike manner under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the vault herein 
authorized shall be filled up unless this 
ordinance shall be renewed, and if said 
vault be filled up, the alley where same 
shall have been located shall be restored 
to its proper condition to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, so that the said portion of the 
said alley shall be safe for public travel 



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May 23, 1910. 



and in the same condition as the remain- 
ing portion of said alley at the sole ex- 
pense of the grantee herein, without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago. Said grantee shall do 
no permanent injury to said alley or in 
any manner interfere with any pipe, 
cable, wire or conduit therein and shall 
not open or encumber more of said alley 
than shall be necessary to enable the 
grantee to proceed with advantage in the 
construction of said vault. Should said 
vault interfere with or obstruct in any 
manner the construction of any munici- 
pal underground work hereafter to be 
constructed, the grantee herein shall re- 
move said vault or change the location 
thereof as directed by the Commissioner 
of Public Works at the expense of the 
grantee and without any expense what- 
soever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. The said grantee, his 
heirs, executors and assigns shall pay 
as compensation for the privileges here- 
in granted the sum of ten ($10.00) dol- 
lars per annum during the life of this 
ordinance, the first payment being made 
as of the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance and succeeding payments annu- 
ally thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provi- 
sion of this ordinance that the privi- 
leges herein grnated shall terminate and 
this ordinance become null and void if 
said grantee, his heirs, executors or as- 
signs shall fail to promptly pay any in- 
stallments of said compensation. 

Section 5. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance un- 
til a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued until the grantee shall execute to 
the City of Chicago his bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, cost, damage or expense 
of any kind whatsoever which may be 
suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be. put to, or which may ac- 
crue against. ;>e charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance or from or by 
reason of any act or thing done under 
or by authority of the permission herein 
given; and conditioned further to observe 
and perform all and singular the con- 
dition- and provisions of this ordinance. 

Said bond and liability thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the 



life of this, ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, shall at all times 
keep the surface of the alley over and 
around said vault and contiguous there- 
to in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and safe for 
public travel. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that the 
said grantee shall file the bond herein- 
above provided for within thirty (30) 
days from the passage thereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 
( Signed ) Charles E. Reading, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(April 13, 1910 page 3793) ordinance 
granting Rothschild & Co. permission 
to maintain tunnel under alley, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Rothschild & Company, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to excavate for, construct and maintain 
a tunnel under the surface of the north 
and south alley between State street on 
the west, and Wabash avenue on the east, 
in the City of Chicago; the southwest- 
erly corner of said tunnel to be seventy- 
seven (77) feet, nine and one-quarter 
(J) 1 /,) inches, more or less, north of Van 
Buren street, and the southeasterly cor- 
nel- of said tunnel to be eighty-six (86) 
feet, more or less, north of Van Buren 
sheet; said tunnel to be used in con- 
nection with the buildings now or here- 



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233 



after constructed on Sub-Lots numbered 
one ( 1 ) and two ( 2 ) of Lot numbered 
seven (7) in Block seven (7), in Frac- 
tional Section fifteen ( 15 ) , Addition to 
Chicago (except the west twenty-seven 
(W. 27) feet of said Lots taken to widen 
State street) known as Nos. 265, 267, 
269 and 271 State street, and the build- 
ings now or hereafter constructed on the 
North forty-five (45) feet of the south 
fifty-five ( 55 ) feet of Lot numbered eight 
(8) in Block numbered seven (7) in 
Fractional Section fifteen ( 15 ) Addition 
to Chicago, and the south half (S. %) 
of the strip or surplus (if any) lying 
between said south fifty-five (55) feet 
and the north twenty-five (25) feet of 
said Lot numbered eight ( 8 ) , known as 
numbers 267 and 269 Wabash avenue. 
Said tunnel shall not exceed twenty-two 
(22) feet in length, east and west across 
said alley, fifteen (15) feet in width 
north and south upon the easterly line of 
said alley and eighteen (18) feet in 
width north and south upon the westerly 
line of said alley, nor eleven (11) feet 
six ( 6 ) inches in depth ; the roof of 
said tunnel shall be composed of a four- 
teen (14) inch reinforced concrete slab 
supported by rubble masonry walls; and 
the top of said roof shall be ten (10) 
inches below the grade of said alley. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein given shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall be subject to amendment, modifi- 
cation or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of 
time or otherwise, the tunnel herein au- 
thorized shall be filled up, unless the 
privileges herein granted shall be re- 
newed. If said tunnel is so filled up, 
the alley where the same shall have been 
located shall be restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the alley in the 
same block, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event said grantee shall refuse 
: or neglect to fill up said tunnel when so 
ordered to do, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. 
Said grantee shall do no permanent 



injury to said alley, or in any manner 
interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said alley than 
shall be necessary to enable it to pro- 
ceed with advantage in excavating said 
tunnel, and said excavation and construc- 
tion shall all be completed within three 
(3) weeks from the commencement 
thereof. No permit shall be issued al- 
lowing any work to be done in and about 
the construction of said tunnel until 
plans and specifications of the completed 
structure shall have first been submitted 
to and approved by the said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. A copy of said 
plans shall at all times remain on file 
in the office of said Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 4. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, said grantee, 
its successors or assigns, shall pay to- 
the City of Chicago the sum of sixty- 
five and thirty-four one-hundredths- 
($65.34) dollars per annum each and 
every year during the life of this ordi- 
nance, the first payment to be made as of 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. It is hereby made a special 
provision of this ordinance that the privi- 
leges herein granted shaii terminate and 
this ordinance shall become null and void 
if said grantee, its successors or assigns, 
shall fail to promptly pay any install- 
ment of said compensation. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and suffi- 
cient bond in the penal sum of 

dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liability, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in anywise 
come against said city in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city from or by reason 
or on account of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 



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bility of the suerties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be' in full, force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the grantee here- 
in files its written acceptance of this or- 
dinance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

< Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, South Division,, to whom was re- 
ferred (March 28, 1910, page 3777), an 
ordinance establishing the sidewalk line 
on 5th avenue, from 45th street to 45th 
place, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said ordinance be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Chas. E. Reading, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Reading moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Cermak, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 9, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, to whom was re- 
ferred (March 14, 1910, page 3425) ordi- 
nance granting Standard Brewery con- 



duit under and across Campbell avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compen- 
sation as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Standard 
Brewery, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to install, construct and 
maintain a fifteen (15) inch tile con- 
duit under and across Campbell avenue 
connecting the building situated on Lot 
twelve (12), Block one (1) of the sub- 
division of Lots two (2), three (3), 
five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight (8), 
thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen 
(15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), and 
eighteen (18), in Ogden's Subdivision of 
the east half (E. y 2 ) of the northeast 
quarter (N. E. ^4), Section 24-39-13, 
and known as Nos. 1228-36 South Camp- 
bell avenue, with the building erected on 
Lot thirteen (13), Block two (2), Ogden 
& Coggill's Subdivision of Lots two (2), 
three (3), four (4), five (5) and seven 
( 7 ) , in Ogden's Subdivision aforemen- 
tioned, and known as Nos. 1229-39 
South Campbell avenue, as shown in red 
upon sketch hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and 
after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, or at any time prior thereto 
in the discretion of the Mayor, where- 
upon this ordinance shall become null 
and void. This ordinance shall be sub- 
ject to modification, amendment or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby granted shall there- 
upon cease and determine. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the conduit herein 
authorized shall be removed by said 
grantee, its sucessors or assigns, unless 
this ordinance shall be renewed, and if 
so removed said street shall be restored 
to its proper condition to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, so that the portion of said 
si reet where said conduit shall have 
been located shall be put in the same 
condition and safe for public travel as 
the remaining portion of said street in 
the same block, at the sole expense of 



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the grantee herein, its successors or as- 
signs, without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall at all times 
keep the surface of the street over the 
said conduit in a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works 
and safe for public travel. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
issue until the grantee herein shall ex- 
ecute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10/000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned upon the faithful observance 
and performance of all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said city in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. The grantee herein, its 
executors or assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of Twenty-five Dollars 
($25.00) per annum during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance shall 
become null and void if said grantee, its 
executors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 



Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
the grantee herein shall file its written 
acceptance of the same and the bond 
hereinabove provided for within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. J. Cermak, 

Acting Chairman. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Building Depart- 
ment submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Long, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled-. 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 61), an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Joseph Krueger for 
the construction of an additional story 
on building situated at No. 363 East 
29th place, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the accompany- 
ing substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the completion of new third 
story on building owned by Mr. Joseph 
Krueger and located at No. 363 East 
29th place with walls of light court on 
east side of said building constructed of 
wood stud and ordinary lath and plaster 
covered with corrugated iron and with 
courts three feet in width instead of 
three feet six inches, as required by the 
Revised Municipal Code, and, also, with 
area of east court of said building thirty 
square feet -instead of sixty square feet, 
as required by said Code. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion, 
of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 



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May 23, 1910. 



1910, page 62), an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit for shelter shed at No. 
1314 West 32d place to remain as con- 
structed, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the accompanying 
substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to the Fitzpatrick 
Bros. Soap Company for an open shelter 
shed, 960 square feet in area, already 
erected at No. 1314 West 32nd place. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 61), an order for the issu- 
ance to John Campbell of a permit for 
the erection of a frame shed in the rear 
of premises situated at No. 3550-2 
Wentworth avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit frame shed 676 square feet in 
area to remain on premises known as 
No. 3550-3552 Wentworth avenue as 
now constructed, providing a brick divid- 
ing wall is placed in the middle of same, 
extending from ground to roof and from 
front to rear of said building. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lieKed \ 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committer on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (March 14, 



1910, page 3426), an order directing 
the issuance of permit to A. H. Dres- 
sel for the erection of a building on Lot 
15, on West 12th street, between Oak- 
ley avenue and Western avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to A. H. Dressel to 
erect building on Lot 15, on W. 12th 
street between Oakley and Western ave- 
nues. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 62), an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to the Chicago 
House Wrecking Company to construct 
building on West 35th street, near Iron 
street, of wood covered with metal 
sheeting, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the accompanying 
substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the enclosing of two sides and 
one end of the one story steel con- 
structed storage building, 49'x 304' 
and 36' high, owned by the Chi- 
cago House Wrecking Company and lo- 
cated at No. 1351-1359 West 35th street, 
with corrugated steel supported on 
metal studs, provided, however, that 
wood studs used in portion of building 
already enclosed be permitted to remain 
undisturbed, said enclosure to be re- 
moved entirely by said Chicago House 
Wrecking Company before June 1, 1911. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 



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of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 87), an order directing the 
issuance of a permit for the construction 
of a brick store building at No. 7051- 
59 Wentworth avenue, with stud parti- 
tions between three stores, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to allow Franklin Luce to build brick 
store building at No. 7051-59 Went- 
worth avenue with stud partitions be- 
tween three stores, as building is out- 
side the fire limits. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Long, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 92), an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit for the completion of 
church building at 51st avenue and 
Washington boulevard, with ordinarjy 
wood studs and wood lath on 1st and 
3d floors, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the accompanying 
substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the completion of the church 
building being erected at 51st m avenue 
and Washington boulevard; provided, 
that walls and ceiling of the first and 
third floors of said building be plastered 
with three coats of cement plaster. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) " Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 



also, 
The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (March 21, 
1910, page 3620), an order for the issu- 
ance to Geib and Schaefer of a permit 
for the use of wooden window frames 
and sash in factory building situated at 
Nos. 960-2 North Central Park avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the said order be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) THeodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 
Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Long moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 
The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (February 
7, 1910, page 3092), an order for the 
issuance to Charles Levenworth of a 
permit for the erection of a frame addi- 
tion to the rear of building situated at 
No. 3038 Wentworth avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
said order be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 
Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Long moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 






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May 23, 1910. 



ment, to whom was referred (March 28, 
1910, page 3715), an order for the issu- 
ance to Henry L. Newhouse of a permit 
for the construction of an additional 
story on two-story brick building at No. 
4630 Prairie avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the said order 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Long moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (March 14, 
1910, page 3432), an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit for the use of wood 
frames and ordinary glass in windows 
of barn being erected at No. 4913-27 
Shields avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said order be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Long moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 18, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (April 13, 
1910, page 3825), an order to permit 
building situated at 11932 Prairie are- 
nue to remain as it now exists, having 



had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the i 
said order be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Theodore K. Long, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Long moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department 
submitted a report as* follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Health Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (January 
3, 1910, page 2488), an ordinance 
amending Section 1267 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning the ventilation of factories, 
workshops, etc., to regulate the maxi- 
mum air space where lights are used 
which do not consume oxygen, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
said ordinance be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Building Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the I 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 1 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Depart- [ 
ment, to whom was referred (May 10/ 
1909, page 281), an ordinance for the! 
regulation of the handling, selling andj 
manufacturing of ice, having had the! 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



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port and recommend that the said ordi- 
nance be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 
Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

] To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (February 
14, 1910, page 3132), an order for the 
investigation of. the complaints of in- 
adequate service rendered by the Grand 
Trunk Railroad Company in its funeral 
trains and the insanitary condition of 
its cars, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said order be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 






The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Depart- 
ment, to whom was referred (January 
31, 1910, page 2930),- an order for the 
preparation of an ordinance amending 
Section 1054 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, to specify the 
particular information concerning deaths 
which must be given by physicians to 
the Department of Health, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 



report and recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Depart- 
ment, who had had under consideration 
an order passed February 28, 1910, (page 
3266), for the preparation of an ordi- 
nance for the regulation of the sale of 
second-hand clothing, goods, etc., by 
bazaars, second-hand stores, etc., having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
subject matter of the said order be 
placed 1 on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



ELECTIONS. 

The Committee on Elections sub- 
mitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Elections, to 
whom was referred (April 13, 1910, 
page 25), the petition of James E. 
Evans, contesting the election of James 
R. Buckley as alderman of the Thir- 
teenth Ward, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
that the Committee met, pursuant to 
call, took up the matter of the contest 
and appointed a sub-committee consist- 






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May 23, 1910. 



ing of Aid. Rea, chairman, and Aid. 
Haderlein and Scully to open and count 
the ballots. 

The sub-committee met Tuesday, May 
17, 1910, at 10:00 A. M., in the office of 
the Board of Election Commissioners, 
which board was present to supervise 
the opening of the ballots, and proceeded 
to open and count said ballots. 

After a recount of the ballots in 
thirty-four of the forty-four precincts 
of said ward (8193 ballots), which re- 
count resulted in a net gain of seven 
votes for James E. Evans, said James 
E. Evans, contestant, withdrew and 
abandoned the contest. 

Your Committee, in accordance with 
the report of the sub-committee, recom- 
mends that the petition of said James 
E. Evans, contestant, be dismissed and 
placed on file, and that the said James 
R. Buckley be declared the regularly 
elected alderman of the Thirteenth 
Ward of the City of Chicago for the 
years 1910 to 1912. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

The select Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Lipps, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 5, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Track Ele- 
vation, to whom was referred (May 2, 
1910, page 7G), an amendatory ordi- 
nance granting permission to the Illi- 
nois Northern Railway to maintain a 
single railroad switching track across 
South Western avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the same do 
pass, subject to the ruling of the Com- 
pensation Committee as to the amount 
of compensation to be paid for tfhe 
privilege: 



an ordinance 
Amending an ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance requiring the Illinois North- 
ern Railway, the Atchison, Topeka 
and Santa Fe Railway Company, or 
its lessee, the Illinois Northern Rail- 
way, and the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company, respective- 
ly, to change the ,plane of certain of 
their railway and railroad tracks 
within the City of Chicago." 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1 of an 
ordinance entitled "An ordinance requir- 
ing the Illinois Northern Railway, the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail- 
way, or its lessee, the Illinois Northern 
Railway, and the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, respec- 
tively, to change the plane of certain 
of their railway and railroad tracks 
within the City of Chicago," passed by 
the City Council March 14, 1910, and 
published on pages 3341 to 3352, both 
inclusive, of the official record of the 
Council Proceedings of said date, be and 
the same is hereby amended by adding 
thereto a new paragraph which shall be 
known as paragraph 9 and which shall 
read as follows: 

"Paragraph 9. Permission is hereby 
granted to the Illinois Northern Railway 
to maintain one (1) single railroad 
switch track across South Western ave- 
nue, south of the West Fork of the south 
branch of the Chicago river, at the 
existing established grade of the street, 
at a point about four hundred and 
seventy (470) feet south of the south 
end of the existing bridge in South 
Western avenue spanning said West 
Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River; provided, that said track shall 
not be used for operating trains or for 
switching purposes between the hours of 
six (G) o'clock A. M. and one (1) 
o'clock P. M. and between the hours of 
two (2) o'clock P. M. and eight (8) 
o'clock P. M.; and provided further, that 
during the hours in which the operation 
of trains and switching is permitted said 
railway shall at no time completely 
obstruct said street at said point with its 
trains, cars or locomotives for a period 
longer than five (5) minutes; and pro- 
vided further, .that said railway shall 
during all the time that trains are not 
in operation, maintain and keep closed 
gates over said track on both sides of 
South Western avenue; and provided 



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further, that said railway shall keep a 
flagman at said crossing of South West- 
ern avenue during such times as its 
trains or locomotives are operating 
across said street. 

"In the event that, in the opinion of 
the City Council, it shall hereafter be- 
come necessary to change the plane of 
said track so as to remove the same 
from the surface of South Western ave- 
nue, and an ordinance foe passed by said 
City Council directing the Illinoisi North- 
ern Railway so to do, said Illinois North- 
ern Railway shall separate the plane of 
said track from the surface of South 
Western avenue in such manner as to 
comply with the following specifica- 
tions: The Illinois Northern Railway 
shall raise the present grade of South 
Western avenue, south of the bridge in 
said South Western avenue crossing the 
West Fork of the South Branch of the 
Chicago River, so that beginning at the 
south end of said bridge the elevation 
of the center of the roadway of South 
Western avenue shall be at the present 
established grade of 18.0 feet above city 
datum; thence extending south on a 
level grade for a distance of about two 
hundred (200) feet to a point where the 
same elevation of 18.0 feet above city 
datum shall be maintained; thence 
ascending on a grade of three (3) feet 
in one hundred (100) feet for a distance 
of about two hundred and thirty three 
(233) feet to an elevation of 25.0 feet 
above city datum; thence extending 
south on a level grade for a distance of 
about seventy (70) feet where the same 
elevation of 25.0 feet above city datum 
shall be maintained; thence descending 
on a grade of three (3) feet in one hun- 
dred (100) feet for a distance of about 
two hundred and thirty-three (233) 
feet where an elevation of 18.0 feet 
above city datum shall be attained; 
thence extending south on a level grade 
for a distance of about seven hundred 
and fifty-four (754) feet to an inter- 
section with the present grade of South 
Western avenue, at which latter point 
the grade of South Western avenue 
joins the grade of Marshall boulevard 
at an elevation of 18.0 feet above city 
datum. 

"The Illinois Northern Railway shall 
construct said track through a subway 
! under the proposed elevated grade of 
| South Western avenue, and may eon- 
I struct, maintain and operate one addi- 
tional track and a driveway through 



said subway, employing for the grade 
and alignment of said track or tracks 
such grades and such alignments as are 
found convenient to pass under South 
Western avenue as raised. 

"The Illinois Northern Railway shall 
improve South Western avenue, after 
being so raised, in the following man- 
ner: The roadway shall be paved with 
granite block, the curbs and sidewalks 
shall be of Portland cement concrete. 
Said paving, curbing and sidewalks shall 
be laid in accordance with the specifica- 
tions of the City of Chicago. Vertical 
curves shall be introduced at points 
where the inclined grades intersect level 
grades, so that each of said vertical 
curves shall be at least forty (40) feet 
in length. 

"The Illinois Northern Railway shall 
protect from damage or obstruction as a 
result of its work, any sewer now exist- 
ing in South Western avenue, or that 
may be constructed therein prior to the 
depression of its said track across South 
Western avenue to the south of the 
West Fork of the South Branch of the 
Chicago river, as stipulated above. If 
necessary in the judgment of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago, on account of the depression 
of said track, the Illinois Northern Rail- 
way shall reconstruct such sewer at a 
lower grade from its subway under 
South Western avenue to the outfall of 
said sewer. 

"The Illinois Northern Railway shall, 
within ninety (90) days after the pas- 
sage by the City Council of an ordi- 
nance requiring said railway to separate 
the plane of its said track across South 
Western avenue, to the south of the 
West Fork of the South Branch of the 
Chicago River, as stipulated above, file 
with the Commissioner of Public Works 
plans and specifications covering said 
work, and shall within six (6) months 
after the passage of said ordinance fully 
and finally complete said elevation of 
South Western avenue and the separa- 
tion of its track from the surface 
thereof. In the event the City Council 
shall by ordinance direct that the Illi- 
nois Northern Railway change the plane 
of its said track, in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance, said Illi- 
nois Northern Railway shall have the 
option, in lieu of so doing, to remove 
its track entirely from South Western 
avenue and to discontinue its mainten- 
ance and operation across said street. 



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May 23. 1010. 



"The Illinois Northern Railway shall 
construct an approach, leading down 
from the above established grade of 
South Western avenue, on a grade of 
not to exceed three and five-tenths (3.5) 
feet in one hundred (100) feet t-> a con- 
nection with the present grade of the 
driveway on the South side of the prop- 
erty now owned by The John Fitz- 
patrick Company, which property is lo- 
cated on the west side of South West- 
ern avenue immediately south of the 
West Fork of the South Branch of the 
Chicago River. Said inclined approach 
shall be constructed either wholly upon 
the property of The John Fitzpatrick 
Company, or half upon the property of 
The John Fitzpatrick Company and half 
upon the property of the International 
Harvester Company, or wholly upon the 
property of the International Harvester 
Company, as said The John Fitzpatrick 
Company may elect. Said approach 
shall be constructed not less than 
twenty (20) feet in width. In the event 
said inclined approach is constructed 
either half upon the property of The 
John Fitzpatrick Company and half 
upon the property of the International 
Harvester Company, or wholly upon the 
property of the International Harvester 
Company, the Illinois Northern Railway 
shall secure and deliver to said The John 
Fitzpatrick Company as easement by 
virtue of which it may perpetually 
enjoy the use of said inclined approach 
as a means of ingress and egress to and 
from its property. Said inclined ap- 
proach shall be paved with vitrified 
brick, and all work herein required to be 
done by said Illinois Northern Railway 
shall be subject to the approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

"In consideration of the privileges 
herein granted the said Illinois Northern 
Railway shall pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of fifty-eight ($58.00) 
dollars per annum in each and 
every year while said track is 
maintained across said South Western 
avenue, the first payment to be made as 
of the date of the passage hereof and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, however, that the City 
Council may, at any time, by ordinance, 
increase such annual compensation to 
conform to the rate fixed by the city for 
such privileges. 

"In consideration of the passage of 
this ordinance said Railway Company, 
for itself and its successors and assigns, 



hereby expressly waives, releases and 
relinquishes any right, privilege or au- 
thority which it now has or may have 
had or claims to have to construct and 
maintain a switch track connecting the 
premises of the International Harvester 
Company with its main tracks or those 
of its predecessor by virtue of an ordi- ; 
nance in favor of the Chicago Junction 
Railway passed by the City Council on 
the 19th day of March, A. D. 1877." 

Section 2. That Section 8 of said 
ordinance passed March 14, 1910, be 
and is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

"Section 8. That all such excava- j 
tions shall be made in the streets as may 
be required for the depression of such 
subways and the approaches thereto. 
But the depressed portions of the streets 
shall be restored to serviceable condition 
for the use of the public as soon as prac- | 
ticable, and all water pipes, conduits, 
sewers and other similar substructures 
belonging to the city that may be dis- 
turbed by such excavations, or required 
to be moved or deflected from the posi- 
tion in which they are found, shall be 
replaced or suitable expedients shall be 
devised and provided to restore them as 
fully as may be to their former 
state of usefulness, but the gradients of 
the sewers shall not be reduced in any 
event, except as provided in Section 1, 
Paragraph 4 and Section 1, Paragraph 9 
of this ordinance. All such work shall 
be done by the respective railway and 
railway and railroad companies as indi- 
cated in Section 5 and at their sole ex- 
pense. 

Section 3. That paragraph 3 of Sec- 
tion 11 of said ordinance passed March 
14, 1910, be and is hereby amended so 
as to read as follows: 

"Paragraph 3. Any street railway 
company, or companies, occupying any 
of the streets in the City of Chicago 
crossed by said proposed elevated road- 
beds and tracks of any of said railway, 
or companies, shall, when and as the 
grade of such street shall be changed as 
in this ordinance provided, at its own 
expense, without claim for damages, 
conform the grade of its track or tracks 
to the said change of grade of said 
streets, and nothing in this ordinance 
shall operate or be held to relieve such 
street railway companies from any lia- 
bility now existing, however, created, to 
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243 



excavating or paving the subways and 
approaches, and to pave the elevated 
portion of South Western avenue, be- 
tween or on the outside of the rails of 
its said tracks; and further, this provi- 
sion shall be construed as including the 
excavation and paving of all of the 
area within the inside rails of said 
street railway tracks in said subways 
and on said approaches developed by 
reason of the spread of said street rail- 
way tracks in said subways to provide 
proper and safe clearance from the posts 
or columns supporting the bridges carry- 
ing the elevated roadbeds and tracks of 
said railway and railway and railroad 
companies ; said paving within said in- 
side rails shall be in all respects as good 
as, or conform with the specifications 
hereinbefore drawn in Section 11, Para- 
graph 1, of this ordinance. 

Section 4. That paragraph 4 of Sec- 
tion 11 of said ordinance passed March 
14, 1910, be and is hereby amended so 
as to read as follows: 

"Paragraph 4. Nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be so construed as 
to require the said railway, or railway 
or railroad companies to assume or pay 
any damages to adjacent property or 
business caused by the enforcement of 
this ordinance, or by the excavation, de- 
pression or change of grade made in any 
of the public avenues, streets or alleys, 
or of the railway or railways of either 
of said companies, or to defend any suit 
or suits which may be brought against 
the said railway, or railway or railroad 
companies, or any of them, or against 
the City of Chicago, or against any 
other party or parties for the recovery 
of any such damages, but such damages, 
if there are any, shall be adjusted and 
paid by the City of Chicago and said 
city will assume the defense of any and 
all suits brought for the recovery of 
the same, intervening therein if neces- 
sary for such purpose, and will wholly 
relieve said railway, or railway or rail- 
road companies, and each of them, from 
defending the same, and will assume and 
pay all judgments recovered therein; 
provided the Illinois Northern Railway 
shall assume and pay all damages of 
whatever nature arising from the provi- 
sions of paragraph 9 of Section 1 of 
this ordinance; provided, however, that 
said railway and each of said companies 
shall be liable, respectively, for such 
damages as may arise from the negli- 
gent performance by said railway, or 



company or companies, of any of the 
obligations imposed by this ordinance. 

"The above stipulations in this para- 
graph are, however, upon the conditions 
precedent that in case any suit be 
brought against said railway and said 
companies, or either of them, said rail- 
way, or company or companies, will at 
least five (5) days before the last day 
to plead therein give notice in writing 
of such suit and service therein to the 
Mayor and Corporation Counsel of said 
city for the purpose of enabling such 
defense to be made by the city; and in 
default of such notice by said railway, 
or railway and railroad companies, the 
City of Chicago shall not be held liable 
for any of such alleged damages." 

Section 5. That Section 15 of said 
ordinance of March 14, 1910, be and is 
hereby amended so that it shall here- 
after read as follows: 

"Section 15. That the railway, and 
each of the railway and railroad com- 
panies mentioned in this ordinance, 
which are hereby required to elevate 
their roadbeds and tracks, shall so prose- 
cute their work of elevation as to have 
the South Western avenue subway open 
for the use of the public on or before 
the thirty-first day of December, A. D. 

1910, and shall fully and finally com- 
plete said work of elevation on or be- 
fore the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 

1911, except as otherwise provided in 
paragraph 9 of Section 1 of this ordi- 
nance, unless prevented by strikes or 
riots, or restrained by injunction or 
other order or process of a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction. The time during 
which said railway, or said railway or 
railroad companies, shall be prevented 
by strike or strikes, riot or riots, or 
legal proceedings, as aforesaid, shall be 
added to the time hereby limited for the 
completion of said work, provided said 
railway, and railway and railroad com- 
pany, or companies, give notice to the 
Corporation Counsel of the City of Chi- 
cago of the institution of said legal pro- 
ceedings. The City of Chicago shall 
thereupon have the right to intervene 
in any suit or proceedings brought by 
any person or persons seeking to enjoin 
or restrain or in any manner interfere 
with the prosecution of said work and 
move for a dissolution of such injunc- 
tion and restraining order and for any 
other proper order in such suit; pro- 
vided, that at any time in the future, 



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May 23, 1910. 



as it may elect, the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company may con- 
struct tracks and supports for same 
across South Western avenue, in addi- 
tion to the number of tracks which shall 
have been constructed prior to said thir- 
tieth day of June, A. D. 1911, to the 
full width of its present right of way as 
it exists on the east line of South 
Western avenue. 

"And it is further provided that, if 
said railway, and railway and railroad 
companies, or either of them, shall be 
delayed in the prosecution of the said 
work required to be done under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, by reason of 
the obstruction of pipes, conduits, wires 
or other property of private corporations 
or individuals, as mentioned in Section 8 
of this ordinance, or by reason of any 
delay on the part of the City of Chi- 
cago, or any of its officers in perform- 
ing the duties imposed upon the city 
and its officers by this ordinance in 
respect to the work herein required to 
be done by said railway, and railway 
and railroad companies, respectively, 
then and in that case the time which 
said railway, and railway and railroad 
companies or either of them, shall be so 
delayed shall be added to the time dur- 
ing which said railway, and companies 
are required by the terms of this ordi- 
nance to complete said work." 

Section 6. That this amendatory 
ordinance shall take effect from and 
after its passage, approval and publica- 
tion ; provided, "however, that it shall be 
null and void except as to such of the 
said railway or railway and railroad 
companies which are in this ordinance 
required to elevate their railway tracks, 
who shall through their duly authorized 
officers file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago within thirty (30) days 
after the passage and approval of this 
amendatory ordinance their agreement 
or agreements, duly executed, whereby 
they shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of 
them respectively by this amendatory 
Ordinance, All the provisions of the 
ordinance of March 14, 1910, and this 
amendatory ordinance, shall apply to 
all things provided for and embraced in 
this amendatory ordinance, unless here- 
in otherwise specified, and the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of the 
City of Chicago and said Illinois North- 
ern Railway, the Atchison, Topeka and 

S;int;i i-v Railway Company, or its 



lessee, the Illinois Northern Railway, 
and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad Company shall be construed 
the same in all respects as if said ordi- 
nance of March 14, 1910, and thia 
amendatory ordinance had originally 
contained all the matters and things 
contained in this amendatory ordinance. 
The failure or default of said railway 
or either of said companies to file such 
agreement or agreements within the 
time herein limited shall not void or 
impair any of the rights hereunder of 
the railway, or railway and railroad 
companies which shall have filed their 
agreement or agreements as hereinabove 
provided, so long as they shall perform 
the matters and things expressly re- 
quired of them by this amendatory ordi- 
nance. Nothing in this amendatory 
ordinance contained shall be a waiver or 
surrender of the police power of the city 
or be taken in any way to deprive the 
city of the right to properly exercise 
such power. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William F. Lipps, 

Chairman. 



COMPENSATION. 

The select Committee on Compensation 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Reinberg, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Compensa- 
tion, to whom was referred (May 2nd, 
1910, page 31), ordinance amending an 
ordinance of the Chicago City Railway 
Company, passed March 15, 1909, grant- 
ing permission and authority to construct, 
maintain and operate a switch track 
across 78th, 79th and 81st streets and 
along Wentworth avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the said amendatory ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 

\\ iikkkas. The City Council did on the 
fifteenth day of March, 190!), page) 
3330-1-2 of the Council Proceedings of 
that date, pass mi ordinance granting 
permission to the Chicago City Railway 
Company to construct, operate and 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



24." 



maintain a single railroad switch track, 
together with two (2) turnouts, con- 
necting with the tracks of the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railway Company, 
extending north across* Seventy-eighth 
street, Seventy-ninth street and Eighty- 
first street, and along Wentworth ave- 
nue between the ecnter line of Seventy- 
ninth street and the center line of Sev- 
enty-eighth street; and whereas the 
City Council did on October 18th, 1909, 
pages 1430-31 Council Proceedings of 
that date, pass an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of the south half of 
Seventy-eighth street, between the east 
line of Vincennes road and the west line 
of Wentworth avenue, and that part of 
Wentworth avenue lying between the 
south line of Seventy-seventh street and 
the center line of Seventy-ninth street; 
therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
on March 15th, 1909, and printed upon 
pages 3330-1-2 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of that date, granting permission 
and authority "to the Chicago City 
Railway Company, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, operate and main- 
tain one single railroad switch track 
(together with two turnouts hereinafter 
described ) " be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows : By striking out 
the words "(together with two turnouts 
hereinafter described)" in lines six and 
seven, section one, right hand column, 
page 3330; by striking out the words 
beginning with "also" in line fifteen, 
section one, right hand column, page 
3330, and ending with the word "ordi- 
nance" in line five, section one, right 
hand column, page 3331; by striking out 
the words "All of said railroad tracks" 
in line six, section one, left hand col- 
umn, page 3331, and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words "Said railroad track"; 
by striking out the word "tracks" in 
line ten, section two, left hand column, 
page 3331, and inserting in lieu thereof 
the word "track"; by striking out the 
words "Wentworth avenue and 78th 
street" in lines four, twelve and thir- 
teen, section three, left hand column, 
page 3331; and by striking out the 
words and figures "Six Hundred Forty 
and Fifty One-hundredths ($640.50)" 
in lines four and five, section five, right 
hand column, page 3331, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words and figures 
"Ninety-one ($91.00)". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, provided the grantee herein 
and the sureties on the bond heretofore 
filed with the City Clerk under the 
aforementioned ordinance passed March 
15th, 1909, pages 3330-1-2 Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date shall file their 
written acceptance of this ordinance 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following reports, which were, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Reinberg, ordered placed on 
file: 

Chicago, May 23, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your select Committee on Compensation, 
to whom was referred by the Bureau of 
Compensation, Department of Public 
Works, application of the Dunham Tow- 
ing and Wrecking Company for renewal 
of their lease Covering the use of 33 
feet, 6 inches by 11 feet 2 inches on the 
north side of the east approach of the 
92nd street bridge, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
that your committee has passed the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation be and he 
is hereby directed to enter into renewal 
of lease with the Dunham Towing and 
Wrecking Company for the use of space 
of thirty-three feet six inches (33' 6") 
by eleven feet two inches (IF 2") on 
the north side of the east approach of 
the 92nd street bridge, for a period of 
two (2) years, at an annual rental of 
twenty-five dollars ($25.00); said lease 
to be in the usual form and subject to 
revocation at any time by either party 
on giving sixty (60) days' notice there- 
of in writing. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 

Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your select Committee on Compensation, 






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May 23, 1010. 



to whom was referred by the Bureau of 
Compensation, Department of Public 
Works, application of the Episcopal Dio- 
cese of Chicago for permission to use 
the south 16y 2 feet of East 38th street, 
between Wabash avenue and the first 
alley east thereof, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
that your committee has passed the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation be and he 
is hereby directed to enter into a lease 
with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago 
for the use of the south sixteen and 
one-half (16%) feet of East 38th street, 
between Wabash avenue and the first 
alley east thereof, for a period of two 
(2) years, at an annual rental of one 
dollar ($1.00) ; said lease to be in the 
usual form and subject to revocation at 
any time by either party on giving sixty 
(60) days' notice thereof in writing. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your select Committee on Compensation, 
to whom was referred by the Bureau of 
Compensation, Department of Public 
Woiks, application of A. Kerwin for re- 
newal of lease of part' of East Ravens- 
wood Park, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that 
your Committee has passed the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation be and he 
is hereby directed to enter into renewal 
of lease with A. Kerwin for the use of 
that portion of East Ravenswood Park 
beginning at the intersection of the west 
line of East Ravenswood Park with the 
north line of Irving Park boulevard; 
thence in a northerly direction for a 
distance of eighteen (18) feet; thence 
in an easterly direction at right angles 
with said west line of East Ravenswood 
Park for a distance of thirteen (13) 
feet, six (6) inches; thence in a south- 
erly direction on a line parallel to and 
thirteen (13) feet six (G) inches east 
of the west line of said East Ravens- 
wood Park for a distance of eighteen 
(18) feet, thence in a westerly direction 
thirteen (13) feet six (6) inches to 



point of beginning, for a period of two 
(2) years, at an annual rental of ten 
dollars ($10.00) ; said lease to be in the 
usual form and subject to revocation at 
any time by either party on giving sixty ^ 
(60) days' notice thereof in writing. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your select Committee on Compensation, 
to whom was referred by the Bureau of 
Compensation, Department of Public 
Works, application of the Philadelphia 
& Reading Coal & Iron Company for 
renewal of lease of 6,173 square feet of 
space in Wharf street, between Lumber 
street and the south branch of the Chi- 
cago river, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that 
your committee has passed the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation be and he 
is hereby directed to enter into a re- 
newal of lease with the Philadel- 
phia and Reading Coal & Iron Com- 
pany for the use of 6,173 square feet of 
space in Wharf street, between Lum- 
ber street and the south branch of the 
Chicago river, for a period of three (3) 
years at an annual rental of six hun- 
dred sixteen and thirty one-hundredths 
($616.30) dollars; said lease to be in the 
usual form and subject to revocation at 
any time by either party on giving sixty 
(60) days' notice thereof in writing. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, May 20, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City | 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: J 
Your select Committee on Compensation, A 
to whom was referred by the Bureau of ; 
Compensation, Department of Public | 
Works, application of Frank Sobota for 
permission to install fishing nets on the 
intermediate breakwater crib, having had ! 
the same under advisement, beg leave to < 
report that your committee has passed 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of | 



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the Bureau of Compensation be and he 
is hereby directed.' to enter into a lease 
with Frank Sobota for the use of the 
intermediate breakwater crib for the 
purpose of installing fishing nets there- 
on, for a period of two (2) years, at 
an annual rental of fifty dollars 
($50.00), said agreement to be in the 
usual form and subject to immediate 
revocation at any time by either party 
on giving notice thereof in writing. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
Grand Opera House Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a scale in 
the alley lying in the block bounded by 
Clark street, Dearborn street, Randolph 
street and Washington street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
Wallace Heckman for the use of the 
University of Chicago to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy projecting 
over the sidewalk in front of building 
situated at Nos. 2 to 18 Market street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Sheldon 
Axe Company for the erection of a 
board sign, 24 inches by 8 feet, in 
front of premises at 86 East 12th 
street. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank Fur- 
rie to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of premises at 522 Wabash ave- 
nue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
Siegel Cooper and Company to construct, 
maintain and use a platform in Congress 
street, connecting the building occupied 
by said company with the platform of 
the old Congress street station of the 
South Side Elevated Railroad Company, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of 
Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. for a 
refund of the amount of fee paid for 
duplicate license for the sale of car- 
tridges and shells in 1910, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from East 21st 
street to East 22d street, betwen Indiana 
avenue and Prairie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 






SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Shufelt presented the following 



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order, which was, on motion, duly 

passed: 

Ordered, That in consideration of 
the cleaning of the streets by the 
South Central Improvement Associa- 
tion in the territory lying between 
16th and 31st streets and from Michi- 
gan avenue to Lake Michigan (ex- 
cepting Prairie avenue) the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to de- 
duct from the bills charged for the 
use of water for street sprinkling pur- 
poses within said territory the amount 
used' for sprinkling purposes by said 
association, to-wit: One-half wagon 
per month, and that such allowance 
amounting to twelve and fifty one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($12.50) per month, be 
made for the months of May to Octo- 
ber, 1910, both inclusive. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from Prairie 
avenue to Calumet avenue, between East 
29th street and East 29th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Rvan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsherg 
—64. 

"Ray 8 — Xone. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from West 23d 
street to West 24th street, between 
South Dearborn street and South State 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bhufelt, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

)'u.<t — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 



felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from West 24th 
street to West 25th street, between 
South Dearborn street and South State 
street. . ' 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson,, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from West 27th 
street to West 29th street, between 
South State street and South Dearborn 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Shufelt, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pi ingle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch. Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 



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249 



Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

" A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from East 30th 
street to East 31st street, between Cot- 
tage Grove avenue and Groveland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor ^ Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block bound- 
ed by West 22d street, West 23d street, 
South Dearborn street and South State 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid." Shufelt, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart,, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 



Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 

Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. ; 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the roadways of the alleys between 
East 25th street (formerly 25th street), 
East 26th street (formerly 26th street), 
Indiana avenue and Prairie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Rvan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
alley from the south line of 27th street 
to the north line of 29th street, between 
Dearborn street and Armour avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Shufelt, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 












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May 23, 1910. 



the alleys in the block bounded by 30th 
street, 31st street, Calumet avenue and 
South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Pringle presented the claim of 
Samuel Boal for compensation for loss 
of horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from East 35th 
street to East 37th street, between Grand 
boulevard and Vernon avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Pringle, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Mewiam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler; 
Clettenberg, Hey; Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson. Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nai/s — None. 



order, which was, on motion, duly i 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
of Public Works be and is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to William 
Pitt to place and maintain a water 
trough at 480 West 28th street, and 
connect the same with the water sup- 
ply pipe in West 28th street, in ac- 
eordance with the rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. Said trough shall be equipped 
with an automatic shut-off to prevent 
waste of water, and the said William 
Pitt shall pay to the city as com- 
pensation for the water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Dailey and Richert presented the 
following order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Bureau of Com- 
pensation be and it is hereby ordered 
to investigate if the Chicago and West- 
ern Indiana Railroad is in possession 
of or has filled in any streets or alleys 
in the Fourth Ward and also along 
the company's right of way within the 
City of Chicago, without proper ordi- 
nances, and to report its findings at 
once to this Council. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Martin presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Dailey presented the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have a water supply pipe 
laid in 39th street, from Kedzie ave- 
nue to Spaulding avenue, provided the 
same will pay a permanent annual 
revenue of ten cents per lineal foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Na- 
tivity Catholic Church to install a pri- 
vate two-inch water service pipe, with- 
out meter, from the supply pipe in 
37th street into the church at 37th 
street and Union avenue, to supply 
pipe organ. Said permit to be issued 
without charge. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 



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NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



251 



rected to issue a permit to St. Bridget's 
Church to install a water service pipe 
from the main in Archer avenue into 
the church, Archer avenue, Between 
Haynes court and Church street, to 
supply pipe organ. Said permit to 
be issued without charge and the pipe 
to be installed without meter. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
a fire alarm box at the southwest cor- 
ner of 37th street and Union avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Kedzie avenue, from 
232.11 feet north of West 36th street 
to West 39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
any nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Bichert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalk on both sides 
of South St. Louis avenue, from West 
38th street to West 39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Martin, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 



Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West 37th place, from South 
Spaulding avenue to 299.95 feet west of 
South Spaulding avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading^ 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cinder sidewalk on the north 
side of West 38th street, from South 
Kedzie avenue to South Homan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Martin, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu 
felt, Ptingle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 









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May 23, 1010. 



for a brick and tile pipe sewer in a 
system of streets as follows: In West 
34th street, from Western avenue boule- 
vard to a point 522 feet west of South 
Western avenue, etc., and annulling the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 507 of the 
Superior Court of Cook County. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, nsher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Long presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for an appropriation of $3,500 
to be expended under the direction of 
the Lake Shore Reclamation Commis- 
sion in carrying out plans for prelimin- 
ary investigation and institution of legal 
proceedings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Parker presented an order di- 
recting the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation to investigate the question of 
noise caused by the operation of the 
trains of the South Side Elevated Rail- 
road Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Parker presented the claim of 
Miss Minnie Luken for a rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance changing to two- 
year plan assessment for paving with 
brick the alley from the south line of 
East 40th street (formerly 40th street) 
to the north line of East 41st street 
(formerly 41st street), and between 
Calumet avenue and Grand boulevard. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler' 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 



Nays — None. 



ALSO, 



An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the alley from the south line of the first 
east-and-west alley south of East 47th 
street (formerly 47th street), to the 
north curb line of East 48th street (for- 
merly 48th street ) , betwen St. Lawrence 
avenue and Forrestville avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the alley between East 48th street (for- 
merly 48th street), East 49th street 
(formerly 49th street), Calumet avenue 
and Grand boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 



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253 



felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block bound- 
ed by Bowen avenue, East 42d street, 
Vincennes avenue and St. Lawrence ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Molnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays 1 — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by East 41st street, East 42d 
place, Drexel boulevard and Ellis ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 



Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the roadways of the public alleys be- 
tween East 42d place (formerly 42d 
place), East 43d street (formerly 43d 
street), Berkeley avenue, Greenwood av- 
enue and Lake avenue (except the south 
11 feet of the east-and-west alley from 
a line parallel with and thirty and seven 
tenths (30.7) feet east of the east line 
of Berkeley avenue, to a line parallel 
with and seventy-six and nine-tenths 
(76.9) feet east of the east line of 
Berkeley avenue ) . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the ordinance Avas passed 
by yeas and nays as follow? : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by East 42d place, East 43d 
street, Ellis avenue and Berkeley avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 



254 



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May 23, 1910. 



isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, [ 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the public alleys in the block 
bounded by Eas,t 44th street, East 45th 
street, Grand boulevard and Vincennes 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was parsed by veas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — i\one. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the roadways of the alleys between 
Hyde Park boulevard, East 524 street 
(formerly 52d street), Madison avenue 
and Washington avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 



Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg. Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance changing to two-year 
plan assessment for paving with brick 
the roadways of the alleys between Oak- 
enwald avenue, Lake avenue and East 
44tn place (formerly 44th place). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys between Oakwood 
boulevard, Chicago Junction Railway 
right-of-way, Grand, boulevard and Vin- 
cennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 



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255 



Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the public alleys in the block 
bounded by Woodlawn avenue, Lake ave- 
nue and East 46th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rem- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite asphaltic concrete the pres- 
ent roadway of East 45th street, from 
Drexel boulevard to Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer., Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt EasTT 48th street, from Vin- 
cennes avenue to Drexel boulevard. 

By unanimous consent on motion of 
Aid. Parker, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed bj yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

TIME FIXED FOR NEXT REGULAR MEETING. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance pro- 
viding that the next regular meeting of 
the City Council to be held after the 
meeting of Monday, May 23, 1910, shall 
be held Tuesday, May 31, 191C, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Powers moved to amend the said 
ordinance by striking out the words and 
figures "Tuesday, May 31, 1910," and 
by inserting in lieu of the words and 
figures so stricken out the words and 
figures "Monday, June 6, 1910". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the passage 
of the ordinance as amended, the motion 
prevailed, and the said ordinance as 
amended was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 



256 



NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



May 23, 1910. 



Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Rvan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council to be held 
after the meeting of Monday, May 23rd, 
1910, be and the- same is hereby fixed to 
be held on Monday, June 6, 1910, at 
7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Snow presented an order provid- 
ing for the issuance of licenses to cer- 
tain dealers in deadly weapons, for the 
period from May 1, 1910, to December 
31, 1910, for a proportionate part of the 
annual fee. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt,. Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Gettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—04. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

v Vih:reas, Through error several deal- 
ers in deadly weapons were issued 
Licenses to curry on such business, ex- 



piring on April 30, 1910, paying therefor 
the full annual fee of twenty-five dol- 
lars ; and 

Whereas, Under the present ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago all such 
licenses terminate on the 31st day of 
December, 1910; and 

Whereas, The ordinances contain no 
provision authorizing a prorating of said 
license fee; and 

Whereas, It is desirable that licenses 
be issued to those licensees authorized 
to carry on such business until April 
30, 1910, which proposed licenses shall 
terminate as provided by the present 
ordinance; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and 
he is hereby directed and authorized to 
issue licenses to terminate December 31, 
1910, to dealers in deadly weapons who 
have been heretofore issued licenses expir- 
ing on April 30, 1910, upon payment to 
the City Collector of the sum of $16.67. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for the appropriation of $11,300 
for the purchase of an asphalt mixing 
machine and miscellaneous- machinery 
and tools for paving outfit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented an ordinance 
authorizing and directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to enter into a 
contract with the Link-Belt Company 
for the purchase of an asphalt mixing 
machine and with the Thomson Brothers 
Hardware Company for the purchase of 
miscellaneous machinery and tools for 
paving outfit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue permit to Charles H. 
Hoinville to install a 1-inch water pipe 
in Colfax avenue running north 200 
feet from the 76th street water main, 
said water supply pipe to be installed 
without meter. 

Aid. Snow presented a communication 
from Grapperhaus, Russell & Co. request- 
ing that the name of Rossana street be 
changed to "Madison avenue", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Street 
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257 



Aid. Snow presented claims as follows: 
Claims of Mrs. Jane Quigley, Illinois 
Malleable Iron Company and John F. 
Snyder for rebates of water taxes; claim 
of the Worden-Allen Company for refund 
of water tax; and the claims of the Chi- 
cago Union Traction Company (Warrant 
No. 33439), and Joseph Kostner (War- 
rants No. 18347, 18348, 18349 and 18353) 
for refunds of 90% of special assess- 
ments for water supply pipes, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate ,and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from Hyde Park 
boulevard to East 52d street, between 
Woodlawn avenue and Kimbark avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt East 56th street, from 
Woodlawn avenue to Cornell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 



Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt East 62d place, from Madi- 
son avenue to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for cement sidewalks on both sides of 
Drexel avenue, from 122.67 feet north 
of 54th place, produced west, to 55th 
street, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of the said 
ordinance, confirmed November 10, 1909, 
Warrant 37586. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 






258 



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May 23, 1*1 I 



Block, Ryan. Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 
'Xays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Emerson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to A. E. 
Larson to install a three-quarter inch 
iron service pipe from 305 feet south 
of 73rd street to 50 feet north of 
74th street in Luella avenue without 
meter. 

Aid. Emerson presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of Buffalo 
avenue, from 79th street southward 107 
feet (Block 3 of Rocky Point, a Subdi- 
vision of southwest fractional quarter, 
Section 29, and part of Section 32-38- 
15), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all that part of Buf- 
falo avenue bounded on the north by the 
south line of 79th street and on the 
south by a line extending from the 
southeast corner of Lot 16 to the south- 
west corner of Lot 17, on the east by 
the west line of Lot 17, and on the west 
by the east line of Lot 16, all in Block 
3 of Rocky Point, a subdivision of the 
southwest fractional quarter of Section 
29 and part of Section 32, Township 38 
North, Range 15, West of the Third 
Principal Meridian, Cook County, Illi- 
nois, as shown by plat thereof recorded 
as Document Number 1,818,229 on Feb- 
ruary 18, 1893, Book 60 of Plats, Page 
12, as is colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" upon the 
plat hereto attached, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as said 
portion of said street is not needed by 
the general public for use as a street, 
and the public interests would be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided the Illinois Steel Com- 
pany shall, within sixty days after the 



date of the passage hereof, file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds, Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Derpa and Emerson presented an 
ordinance providing for the vacation of 
Erie avenue, from East 97th street to 
the right of way of the P. Ft. Wayne 
& Chicago Railroad, and of parts of al- 
leys lying in the block bounded by East 
97th street, East 98th street, Erie ave- 
nue and Houston avenue (Block 139, 
Calumet & Chicago Canal & Dock Com- 
pany's Subdivision of Fractional Sections 
6 and 7, 37-15), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of Erie avenue 
east of and adjoining the east line of 
Block one hundred thirty-nine (139) of 
Calumet & Chicago Canal & Dock Com- 
pany's Subdivision of Fractional Sections 
six (6) 'and seven (7), Township thirty- 
seven (37) North, Range fifteen (15), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; 
also those parts of the east and west 
twenty (20) foot public alleys north of 
and adjoining the north line of Lot 
twelve (12) and south of and adjoining 
the south line of Lot twenty-two (22), 
in Block one hundred thirty-nine ( 139 ) 
of Calumet & Chicago Canal & Dock 
Company's Subdivision aforementioned; 
said street being further described as all 
of Erie avenue lying between the south 
line of East 97th street and the north 
line of East 98th street; and said parts 
of said alleys being further described as 
the east one hundred thirty-eight and 
five-tenths (138.5) feet, more or less, of 
the east and west public alleys in the 
block bounded on the north by East 97th 
street, on the south by East 98th street, 
on the east by Erie avenue and on the 
west by Houston avenue, as colored in 
red and indicated by the words "To be 
vacated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as the aforesaid avenue 
and the aforesaid portions of said alleys 
are no longer necessary for public use 
and the public interests will be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 



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vided for are made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance Allen 
Conkling shall dedicate to the public 
and open up as a public alley the west 
twenty (20) feet of Lot six (6) of 
Block one hundred thirty-nine (139) of 
Calumet & Chicago Canal & Dock Com- 
pany's Subdivision aforementioned, as 
colored in yellow and indicated by the 
words "To be dedicated" upon the afore- 
mentioned plat, and shall within the 
time aforesaid pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of Dollars 

toward a fund for the payment and sat- 
isfaction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
provided for by Section 1 hereof. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof; provided said Allen 
Conkling shall within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Emerson and Derpa presented an 
ordinance prohibiting the appearance on 
the public streets or alleys of persons in 
bathing costumes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Emerson and Derpa presented an 
ordinance amending Section 1 of an ordi- 
nance relating to bathing, fishing and 
boating beaches, passed May 24, 1909, 
(to require frontage consents for any 
and all bathing, boating or fishing 
beaches ) , which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Derpa presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have a water main laid in 
Luella avenue, north of 93rd street, 
provided the same will pay a perma- 
nent annual revenue of ten cents per 
lineal foot. 

Aid. Derpa presented the claim of M. 
H. Doyle for a refund of special assess- 
ment for cement sidewalk (Warrant! 
36452) and the claim of Frank Doyle for 
wages withheld, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Derpa presented an order for a 



sewer in 87th street, from Exchange ave- 
nue to Sherman avenue, and orders for 
paving with asphalt Marquette avenue, 
from 83rd street to 87th street, and 
Luella avenue, from 73d street to 75th 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and' 
ordinance for six-inch drains in East 
93rd street, between Anthony avenue and 
Colfax avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for six-inch drains in East 75th 
street, between Paxton avenue and Rail- 
road avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Derpa, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, MeDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of Kingston avenue, from East 79th 
street to 711 feet south of East 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—61. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of South Canal street, from West 
16th street to Lumber street. 

By unanimous consent, the estimate 
was approved and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley. Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski. 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance 
amending Section 2391 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 



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amended, concerning the keeping in re- I r* 
pair of water service pipes, and the cost I ti# 
of installing same, etc, which was i 1905 
ordered | M 

Published and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2391 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2391 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended May 27, 1907, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows : 

2391. Service Pipes, Etc. — Keeping 
in Repair.) Every person supplied 
with water from the Chicago water 
works system shall, at his own cost 
and expense, keep in repair all pipes 
leading from the buffalo or shut-off 
box to his building or premises and 
prevent all waste of water from such 
pipes. If any such person shall per- 
mit any such pipe to become broken 
or out of repair so that water is 
wasted thereby, the Commissioner of 
Public Works may, after two days' 
notice in writing to such person to 
repair such pipes, cut off the water 
from said premises; and whenever the 
water is so cut off, it shall not be 
turned on again until the pipes of 
said premises or in said buildings have 
been placed in proper repair. The 
notice herein provided for may be 
served by personal service upon the 
owner, occupant or person in posses- 
sion, charge or control of the premises 
or by mailing such notice to said per- 
son in possession, charge or control. 
* * * The cost of installing * * * * 
the service pipe leading from the water 
main to the buffalo or shut-off box 
shall be borne by the person whose 
premises are supplied with water 
through such service pipe. All service 
pipes hereafter laid from the water 
main to the buffalo or shut-off box 
and from the buffalo or shut-off box 
to the building or premises, shall be 
not less than one inch in diameter. 
Nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued as exempting persons toho lay 
private supply pipes and make connec- 
tions thereto, and equip same toith 
buffalo or shut-off boxes and meters, 
from paying all cost thereof, as pro- 



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vided for by Section 2386 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of South Troy 
street, from the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 
south about forty feet (Douglas Park 
Addition to Chicago, Section 24-39-13), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
South Troy street described as follows, 
to- wit: Beginning at the intersection of 
the southerly line of the right-of-way of 
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad and the east line of Block nine- 
teen (19) of Douglas Park Addition to 
Chicago, in Section twenty-four ( 24 ) , 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; thence south along the 
east line of said Block nineteen (19) a 
distance of forty-six and three one-hun- 
dredths (46.03) feet; thence northeast- 
erly a distance of sixty-eight and twelve 
one-hundredths (68.12) feet to a point on 
the west line of Block eighteen (18) of 
Douglas Park Addition aforementioned 
forty and three one-hundredths (40.03) 
feet south of the southerly line of the 
right-of-way of the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad; thence north along 
the west line of said Block eighteen (18) 
a distance of forty and three one-hun- 
dredths (40.03) feet to its intersection 
with the southerly line of said right-of- 
way a distance of sixty-seven (67) feet 
to place of beginning; said part of said 
South Troy street being further described 
as the northerly forty and three one- 
hundredths (40.03) feet, measured on 
the east line^ and forty-six and three 
one-hundredths (46.03) feet, measured 
on the west line, of that part of South 
Troy street lying between the north line 
of West Twenty-second street and the 
southerly line of the right-of-way of the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail- 



road, as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "To be vacated" upon the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company, a corporation, 
shall within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance pay to the 

City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars ( $ ) toward a fund 

for the payment and satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said portion 
of said street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided said Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Com- 
pany shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of 
Vaclav Hofrichter for compensation for 
repairs to sewer, and the claims of John 
Nash and Henry McDonald for refunds 
of 90 per cent, of special assessments for 
water supply. pipes (Warrants Nos. 31739 
and 30770, respectively), which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt South Sawyer avenue, 
from West 27th street to West 30th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss>, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 












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Block, Rvan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 23d street, from South 
Rockwell street to South Washtenaw ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen. Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Buckley presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to George W. 
Shoop to erect and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of sidewalk in front 
of premises at 3005 Colorado avenue. 
Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance changing to two- 
year plan assessment for paving with 
brick alley in the block bounded by Wil- 
cox avenue, South Campbell avenue, West 
Adams street and South Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fulton, the ordinance was passed 
by yens and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna. Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 



Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully. Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawlej^, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, . Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, wisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt South Whipple street, 
from Fillmore street to West 12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Buckley, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lucas presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
Sullivan Machinery Company to lay 
down, construct, maintain and operate 
a railroad switch track across Talman 
avenue near the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Lawley and Lucas presented the 
following order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install, free of cost and with- 



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out meter, a four-inch water service 
pipe from the water supply pipe in 
Walnut street into St. Mathew's 
Church, Walnut street and Albany 
avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
southwesterly side of Grand avenue, from 
North Campbell avenue to West Ohio 
street, and annulling the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed May 12, 1909, Warrant 
37169. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lawley, tne ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, B&uler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler., McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss and Utpatel presented 
resolutions on the death of former Aid. 
Wm. L. Kamerling. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said resolutions. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to adopt the said 
resolutions. 

The motion was carried unanimously 
by a rising vote. 

The following are the said resolutions 
as adopted: 

Whereas, This Council has learned 
with regret and sorrow of the death of 
former Alderman William L. Kamerling, 
who served in this body as representa- 
tive of the old Fourteenth Ward from 
1893 to 1895; 

Resolved, That in the death of William 
L. Kamerling the City of Chicago has 
lost a valuable citizen, who served the 
people of this city as a faithful and effi- 
cient public servant. 

Resolved, That in recognition of his 



services, these resolutions be spread upon 
the records of the City Council, and that 
a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, be pre- 
sented to the bereaved family. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of • 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to H. A. Pret- 
zel & Co. to erect a sign 1% feet by 
6 feet, in front of premises 1137 North 
California avenue. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order for 
paving with vitrified brick the alley be- 
tween Ashland and Marshfield avenues, 
from Haddon avenue to Augusta street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance changing to two- 
year plan assessment for paving with 
brick alleys in the block bounded by 
West North avenue, Ewing place, North 
Robey street and North Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Beilfuss, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for the vacation of alleys lying in 
the block bounded by Fullerton avenue, 
Webster avenue, Elston avenue and the 
north branch of the Chicago River, and 
for the dedication of a strip of land in 
the same block for alley purposes (Block 
11, Fullerton's Addition to Chicago, Sec- 
tion 31-40-14), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 






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The following is the said ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all of the eighteen 
(18) foot public alley running in a 
northeasterly direction southeasterly of 
and adjoining the southeasterly line of 
Lot thirty-three (33) and the southeast- 
erly line produced northeasterly sixteen 
(16) feet; also all that part of the six- 
teen (16) foot public alley running in a 
northwesterly direction northeasterly of 
and adjoining the northeasterly line of 
Lots twenty-nine (29) to thirty-three 
( 33 ) , both inclusive, except therefrom 
the northwesterly sixteen (16) feet of 
Lot twenty-nine ( 29 ) , all in Block eleven 
(11), Fullerton's Addition to Chicago, in 
Section thirty-one (31), Township forty 
(40) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; said 
parts of said alleys being further de- 
scribed as all of the eighteen (18) foot 
alley running in a northeasterly direc- 
tion and the southeasterly one hundred 
nine (109) feet, more or less, of the six- 
teen (16) foot alley running in a north- 
westerly direction in the block bounded 
on the north by Fullerton avenue, on the 
south by Webster avenue, on the north- 
east by the north branch of Chicago 
River and on the southwest by ^Elston 
avenue, as colored in red and indicated 
by the, words "To be vacated" upon tne 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alleys are no longer necessary for 
public use and the public interests will 
be subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days af-ter 

the passage of this ordinance 

shall dedicate 

to the public and open up for public use 
as an alley the northwesterly sixteen 
(16) feet of Lot twenty-nine (29), Block 
eleven (11), Fullerton's Addition to Chi- 
cago aforementioned, as colored in yel- 
low and indicated by the words "To be 
dedicated" on the aforementioned plat, 
;nid fuii her shall within the time afore- 
said pay to the City of Chicago the sum 

of dollars towards 

a fund for the payment and satisfaction 
of any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said al- 
ley or any part thereof, and further 
Bhall within Baid period deposit with the 



City of Chicago a sum sufficient in the 
judgment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of constructing 
sidewalk and curb across the entrance to 
the alley herein vacated similar to the 
sidewalk and curb in Elston avenue in 
the block bounded on the north by Ful- 
lerton avenue. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof; provided, said 

shall within sixty 

(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Lieder- 
tafel Singing Society to string a ban- 
ner across the intersection of Ashland 
and Milwaukee avenues for a period of 
thirty days. Said banner shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Kunz presented the claim of Al- 
bert Kulik for a refund of sum paid as 
fine and costs in suit instituted against 
him by the City of Chicago in the Mu- 
nicipal Court, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Koraleski presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Whereas, Numerous complaints have 
been made by lessees and subscribers of 
the Chicago Telephone Company that the 
present system of recording outgoing 
messages and conversations on measured 
service lines provided by said company 
is not accurate and correct, and that by 
reason of the inaccuracy of said system 
and the failure to provide a meter for 
use upon the premises of the lessees 
and subscribers to accurately and cor- 
rectly record said outgoing messages and 
conversations, said lessees and subscrib- 
ers are not protected in the counting of 
said messages, thus giving rise to diffi- 
culties and controversies between said 
company and its lessees and subscribers; 
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Whereas, By Clause G of Section 6 
of an ordinance granting privileges to 
the Chicago Telephone Company, passed 
I by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, November 6th, 1907, and accepted 
by said company, it is provided as fol- 
lows: 

"The Chicago Telephone Company 
shall install in connection with each 
measured service line of its lessees and 
subscribers a meter which shall prove 
effective in actual use for accurately 
and correctly recording the actual 
number of outgoing messages of con- 
versations over said line, and at any 
time that a practicable meter for use 
upon the premises of the lessee or sub- 
scriber in connection with such line 
shall be devised and prove effective 
in actual use for accurately and cor- 
rectly recording outgoing messages or 
conversations, as aforesaid, the com- 
pany shall install the same in con- 
nection with each line of its lessees 
of and subscribers to measured ser- 
vice upon their premises. 

"If any question shall arise as to 
whether any meter or meters herein- 
above provided for shall reasonably 
protect the lessee or subscriber in 
the counting of outgoing messages, or 
as to whether or not a practicable 
meter for use upon the premises of 
the lessee or subscriber to a measured 
service line has been devised and proved 
effective in actual use for accurately 
and correctly recording outgoing mes- 
sages or conversations, as aforesaid, 
such questions or question shall be 
submitted to the chairman of the 
Finance Committee of the City Coun- 
cil, the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and the Corporation Counsel, who shall 
together hear such facts as may be 
presented by the parties to the con- 
troversy, and they, or a majority of 
them, are hereby given the power to 
decide such question or questions, and 
to require said Chicago Telephone 
Company to make such changes in any 
meter or meters, or the method of 
operating the same, as they shall 
deem reasonably necessary to protect 
the lessees and subscribers of said Chi- 
cago Telephone Company to measured 
service, and to require the installation 
by said company of a new meter or 
meters for use upon the premises of 
the lessees and subscribers, and to 
take any other action in the premises 
which they shall deem reasonably nec- 



essary to protect the lessees and sub- 
scribers of said company." 
Now, Therefore, It is ordered that the 
chairman of the Finance Committee of 
the City Council, the Commissioner of 
Public Works and Corporation Counsel, 
investigate the question of the accuracy 
of the method now in use by said com- 
pany for recording outgoing messages 
and conversations on measured service 
lines of said company, with a view to 
determining whether the method now in 
use conforms to the standard of perfec- 
tion intended in Clause C, Section 6, of 
the ordinance hereinbefore set forth, and 
to further investigate and determine 
whether or not there has been devised 
and found effective a meter for the pur- 
pose of recording outgoing messages and 
conversations for use upon the prem- 
ises of lessees and subscribers of the Chi- 
cago Telephone Company, in connection 
with measured service lines and submit 
the result of their investigations to this 
Council and their conclusions and recom- 
mendations relative thereto. 

Aid. Koraleski presented an order for 
a cement sidewalk on the north side of 
Blanche street, from Holt avenue to 
Noble street, and an order for the ex- 
tension of Crystal street, from Robey 
street to Lincoln street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Kunz presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 
Illinois Steel Company to construct, 
maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track along and across Besly court, near 
Bloomingdale road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Kunz presented a petition con- 
taining frontage consents to the passage 
of an ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Illinois Steel Company 
to construct, maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track along and across 
Besly court, near Bloomingdale road, 
which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works for verification. 






SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented an ordinance 
amending Sections 2166 and 2169 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 



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1905, concerning permits for the erection, 
maintenance or use of poles, lines, wires, 
etc., for the conduct of electricity, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Aid. Dever presented a resolution con- 
cerning the construction and ownership 
of docks and piers extending into Lake 
Michigan in the City of Chicago, which 
was ordered published and 

Referred to the Committee on Har- 
bors, Wharves and Bridges. 

In connection with the said resolution 
Aid. Dever moved that the communica- 
tion from Maj. Thos. H. Rees concerning 
a public hearing for the application of 
the Chicago Dock and Canal Company 
for a permit from the Secretary of War 
to construct piers in Lake Michigan, con- 
sideration of which was temporarily de- 
ferred ( page 197 ) , be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the said resolution 
presented by Aid. Dever: 

Resolved, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, that it is the sense of 
this Council that docks and piers extend- 
ing into Lake Michigan, in the City of 
Chicago, and north of the Chicago River, 
shall be built and owned either by the 
City of Chicago or by the Sanitary Dis- 
trict; be it further 

Resolved, That the War Department 
of the Federal Government be and it is 
hereby respectfully requested to deny the 
petition of private parties for a permit 
for the construction of docks and piers 
in the area in question on the ground 
that it is the policy of this community 
to secure the construction of said docks 
by public agency. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Postal 
Telegraph Cable Company for a steel 
sign not exceeding three and one-half 
(3%) feet long nor one and one-half 
(iy 2 ) f (>(> t wide in front of the office 
of said company located at the north- 
east corner of Halsted and Randolph 



streets; said sign to be securely at- 
tached to and surrounding one of the 
trolley poles of the Chicago Railways 
Company placed in said corner at a dis- 
tance of at least seven (7) feet above 
the sidewalk; said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privi- 
lege shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion, and no permit shall be granted 
hereunder until said company shall 
present to the Commissioner of Public 
Works the written permission of the 
Chicago Railways Company to the 
placing of said sign on and around 
said pole. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of 
Dominick Flanagan for wages withheld 
for time lost on account of personal 
injury, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Healy presented the claims of 
Julia F. Howard (Warrant No. 32300) 
and N. V. Cragin (Warrant No. 18418) 
for refunds of 90% of special assess- 
ments for water supply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

.The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance changing to two- 
year plan assessment for paving with 
granite blocks the alley known as 
School place, in the block bounded by 
West Madison street, West Monroe 
street, South Clinton street and South 
Jefferson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Healy, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin. Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sfieahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan] 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers. Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell. Hauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson,' Lipps, Rein- 
berg, C'app, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, nsher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nay 8 None. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 
Aid. Bowler presented the claim of 



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John Bee for wages withheld for time 
lost on account of personal injury, which 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order for 
paving with brick all the alleys in the 
territory bounded by Blue Island avenue, 
Taylor street, Sholto street and 11th 
street, which was 

Beferred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Laretta 
court, from West Van Buren street to 
West Congress street, passed April 13, 
-1910. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Powers, the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Stewart presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed March 
28, 1910, granting permission to Albert 
D. Lutz to construct a canopy project- 
ing over the sidewalk at 1419-21 West 
Madison street. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said ordinance. 

Aid. Stewart moyed to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Shu- 
felt, Pringle, Richert, Sheahan, Martin, 
Long, Parker, Merriam, Snow, Emerson, 
Derpa, Scully, Vavricek, Cullerton, Dan- 
isch, Zimmer, Cermak, Fulton, Buckley, 
Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 



Sitts, Dever, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Stewart, Murray, Taylor, Foell, Bauler, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Krumholz, 
Haderlein, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Wilson, Littler, Twigg, Muel- 
ler, McDermott, Mclnerney, Mahoney, 
Kearns, Bergen, Fisher, Rea, Reading, 
Block, Ryan, Donahoe, Clark, Forsberg 
—64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council on March 28th, 1910, 
and printed upon pages 3772, 3 and 4 of 
the Proceedings of that date, granting 
permission to Albert D. Lutz, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the side- 
walk in West Madison street, extend- 
ing from the building known" as Nos. 
1419-21 West Madison street, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows: 
By striking out the word "Albert" 
wherever same shall appear in said or- 
dinance and inserting in lieu thereof 
the word "Alfred", and by striking out 
the word and figures "sixty (60)" in 
Section five of said ordinance and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the word and figures 
"ninety (90)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be